phellogen

[fel-uh-juh n]
noun Botany.
  1. 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
Related formsphel·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

noun
  1. botany the technical name for cork cambium
Derived Formsphellogenetic (ˌfɛləʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) or phellogenic (ˌfɛləʊˈdʒɛnɪk), adjective

Word Origin for phellogen

C19: from Greek phellos cork + -gen
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phellogen in Science

phellogen

[fĕlə-jən]
  1. See cork cambium.
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