noun der·mat·o·gen \(ˌ)dərˈmatəjə̇n, -ˌjen, ˈdərmətə-\

Definition of dermatogen



  1. 1 :  the outer primary meristem of a plant or plant part that according to the histogen theory gives rise to epidermis

  2. 2 :  the outer apical meristem of a root tip —called also protoderm

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Origin and Etymology of dermatogen

International Scientific Vocabulary dermat- + -gen

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