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cork cambium

noun Botany.
  1. phellogen.
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Origin of cork cambium

First recorded in 1875–80
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Historical Examples

  • While this grows, it increases by a living layer of cork-cambium on its inner face, but it usually dies after a few years.

    Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf

    Jane H. Newell

British Dictionary definitions for cork cambium

cork cambium

  1. a layer of meristematic cells in the cortex of the stems and roots of woody plants, the outside of which gives rise to cork cells and the inside to secondary cortical cells (phelloderm)Also called: phellogen
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cork cambium in Science

cork cambium

  1. A layer of cambium near the surface of the stems of woody plants that produces cork to the outside and phelloderm to the inside. It forms the middle layer of the periderm. Also called phellogen See more at cambium.
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