phellem

[fel-uh m, -em]
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Origin of phellem

1885–90; < Greek phell(ós) cork + (phlo)em
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Related Words for phellem

plug, spike, stopper, stop, float, seal, close, phellem, bobber, oak, stopple, shive

British Dictionary definitions for phellem

phellem

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

Word Origin for phellem

C20: from Greek phellos cork + phloem
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phellem in Science

phellem

[fĕləm]
  1. See cork.
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