phelloderm definition by Webster's New World
the layer of soft, living cells developed on the inner side by the phellogen
Origin: ; from Classical Greek phellos, cork (akin to phloos, bark: see phloem) plush -derm
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- phellodermal adjective
phelloderm definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A tissue produced inwardly by the cork cambium.
Origin: Greek phellos, cork; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots + -derm.
- phelˌlo·derˈmal adjective
phelloderm - Science Definition
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.