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[fel-uh-durm] /ˈfɛl əˌdɜrm/
noun, Botany.
a layer of parenchyma produced inwardly by the cork cambium; an inner secondary cortex of the cork cambium.
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phellodermal, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for phelloderm


a layer of thin-walled cells produced by the inner surface of the cork cambium
Derived Forms
phellodermal, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek phellos cork + -derm
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phelloderm in Science
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.
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