der·​mat·​o·​gen | \ (ˌ)dərˈmatəjə̇n, -ˌjen, ˈdərmətə-\
plural -s

Definition of dermatogen

1 : the outer primary meristem of a plant or plant part that according to the histogen theory gives rise to epidermis
2 : the outer apical meristem of a root tip

called also protoderm

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