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phelloderm

[ fel-uh-durm ]
/ ˈfɛl əˌdɜrm /
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noun Botany.
a layer of parenchyma produced inwardly by the cork cambium; an inner secondary cortex of the cork cambium.
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OTHER WORDS FROM phelloderm

phel·lo·der·mal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phelloderm

phelloderm
/ (ˈfɛləʊˌdɜːm) /

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

Derived forms of phelloderm

phellodermal, adjective

Word Origin for phelloderm

C19: from Greek phellos cork + -derm
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Scientific definitions for phelloderm

phelloderm
[ fĕlə-dûrm′ ]

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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