endodermis definition by Webster's New World
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the specialized innermost layer of cells of the cortex in roots and many stems
endodermis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The innermost layer of the cortex that forms a sheath around the vascular tissue of roots and some stems.
Origin: endo- + (epi)dermis.
endodermis - Science Definition
The innermost layer of the cortex that forms a sheath around the vascular tissue of roots and some stems. In the roots the endodermis helps regulate the intake of water and minerals into the vascular tissues from the cortex.