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[kuh-lip-truh-juh n]
noun Botany.
  1. the histogen layer that develops into the root cap.
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Origin of calyptrogen

1880–85; calyptro- (combining form of calyptra) + -gen
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British Dictionary definitions for calyptrogen


  1. a layer of rapidly dividing cells at the tip of a plant root, from which the root cap is formed. It occurs in grasses and many other plants
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Word Origin

C19: from calyptra + -gen
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