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[his-tuh-juh n, -jen]
noun Botany.
  1. a region in a plant in which tissues differentiate.
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Origin of histogen

First recorded in 1920–25; histo- + -gen
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Historical Examples of histogen

  • Histog′eny, the formation and development of tissues—also Histogen′esis; Histog′raphy, a description of the tissues.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


British Dictionary definitions for histogen


  1. (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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