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periderm

noun peri·derm \ˈper-ə-ˌdərm\

Definition of PERIDERM

:  an outer layer of tissue; especially :  a cortical protective layer of many roots and stems that typically consists of phellem, phellogen, and phelloderm

Origin of PERIDERM

New Latin peridermis, from peri- + -dermis
First Known Use: 1849
Medical Dictionary

periderm

noun peri·derm \ˈper-ə-ˌdərm\

Medical Definition of PERIDERM

:  the outer layer of the epidermis of the skin especially of the embryo

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