[ fel-uh-durm ]

  1. a layer of parenchyma produced inwardly by the cork cambium; an inner secondary cortex of the cork cambium.

Other words from phelloderm

  • phel·lo·der·mal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for phelloderm


/ (ˈfɛləʊˌdɜːm) /

  1. a layer of thin-walled cells produced by the inner surface of the cork cambium

Origin of phelloderm

C19: from Greek phellos cork + -derm

Derived forms of phelloderm

  • phellodermal, adjective

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Scientific definitions for phelloderm


[ fĕlə-dûrm′ ]

  1. The layer of tissue, often very thin, produced on the inside of the cork cambium in woody plants. It forms a secondary cortex. See more at cork cambium.

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