histogen

[ his-tuh-juh n, -jen ]
/ ˈhɪs tə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn /
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noun Botany.

a region in a plant in which tissues differentiate.

Nearby words

  1. histocompatibility gene,
  2. histocyte,
  3. histocytosis,
  4. histodialysis,
  5. histodifferentiation,
  6. histogenesis,
  7. histogenetic,
  8. histogenous,
  9. histogram,
  10. histographic

Origin of histogen

First recorded in 1920–25; histo- + -gen

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British Dictionary definitions for histogen

histogen

/ (ˈhɪstəˌdʒɛn) /

noun

(formerly) any of three layers in an apical meristem that were thought to give rise to the different parts of the plant: the apical meristem is now regarded as comprising two layersSee corpus, tunica
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