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phellem

[ fel-uhm, -em ]
/ ˈfɛl əm, -ɛm /
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noun Botany.
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Origin of phellem

1885–90; <Greek phell(ós) cork + (phlo)em
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British Dictionary definitions for phellem

phellem
/ (ˈfɛləm) /

noun
botany the technical name for cork (def. 4)

Word Origin for phellem

C20: from Greek phellos cork + phloem
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Scientific definitions for phellem

phellem
[ fĕləm ]

See cork.
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