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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Origin and Etymology of dermatogen
International Scientific Vocabulary dermat- + -gen
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