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exodermis

[ek-suh-dur-mis]
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noun Botany.
  1. a temporary, protective layer of cells in some roots, as in certain orchids.

Origin of exodermis

First recorded in 1895–1900; exo- + -dermis
Related formsex·o·der·mal, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • These layers of thick-walled cells constitute the exodermis.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

    Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar