phellogen

[ fel-uh-juh n ]
/ ˈfɛl ə dʒən /

noun Botany.

cork cambium, a layer of tissue or secondary meristem external to the true cambium, giving rise to cork tissue.

Origin of phellogen

1870–75; < Greek phelló(s) cork + -gen

OTHER WORDS FROM phellogen

phel·lo·ge·net·ic [fel-uh-juh-net-ik] /ˌfɛl ə dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, phel·lo·gen·ic [fel-uh-jen-ik] /ˌfɛl əˈdʒɛn ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for phellogen

phellogen
/ (ˈfɛlədʒən) /

noun

botany the technical name for cork cambium

Derived forms of phellogen

phellogenetic (ˌfɛləʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) or phellogenic (ˌfɛləʊˈdʒɛnɪk), adjective

Word Origin for phellogen

C19: from Greek phellos cork + -gen
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Scientific definitions for phellogen

phellogen
[ fĕlə-jən ]

See cork cambium.
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