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cork cambium

noun

, Botany.


cork cambium

noun

  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 calledphellogen


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.
  2. Also called phellogen
  3. See more at cambium


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cork cambium1

First recorded in 1875–80

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Example Sentences

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

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