Botany. the cork-producing tissue of stems together with the cork layers and other tissues derived from it.
Origin of periderm
Related formsper·i·der·mal, per·i·der·mic, adjective
From the New Latin
dating back to 1830–40.
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Derived Formsperidermal or peridermic, adjective
the outer corky protective layer of woody stems and roots, consisting of cork cambium, phelloderm and cork
Word Origin for periderm
C19: from New Latin peridermis
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The outermost layer of the epidermis of an embryo or fetus up to the sixth month of gestation.epitrichium
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The outer, protective layers of tissue of woody roots and stems, consisting of the cork cambium and the tissues produced by it. See more at cork cambium.
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