the outer bark and the layer of soft, growing tissue between the bark and the wood in plants
Origin of peridermModern Latin peridermis: see peri- and amp; dermis
The outer layers of tissue of woody roots and stems, consisting of the cork cambium and the tissues produced by it, such as cork.
- per′i·der′mal, per′i·der′mic
From peri- +"Ž -derm