noun Botany.

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

Nearby words

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

Related formsphel·lo·der·mal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for phelloderm



a layer of thin-walled cells produced by the inner surface of the cork cambium
Derived Formsphellodermal, adjective

Word Origin for phelloderm

C19: from Greek phellos cork + -derm

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Science definitions for phelloderm



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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