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exodermis

[ek-suh-dur-mis] /ˌɛk səˈdɜr mɪs/
noun, Botany
1.
a temporary, protective layer of cells in some roots, as in certain orchids.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; exo- + -dermis
Related forms
exodermal, adjective
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