phellem

[ fel-uh m, -em ]
/ ˈfɛl əm, -ɛm /

noun Botany.


Nearby words

  1. pheasant coucal,
  2. pheasant's eye,
  3. pheba,
  4. phebe,
  5. pheidippides,
  6. phelloderm,
  7. phellogen,
  8. phellogenetic,
  9. phellogenic,
  10. phelonion

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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Science definitions for phellem

phellem

[ fĕləm ]

See cork.
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