epiblem

noun ep·i·blem \ˈepəˌblem\
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epiblema

\ˌepəˈblēmə\

Definition of epiblem

plural

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  1. :  the superficial layer of tissue replacing the true epidermis in most roots and in stems of submerged aquatics

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Origin and Etymology of epiblem

New Latin epiblema, from Greek epiblēma covering, from epi- + blēma throw, coverlet, from ballein to throw — more at devil


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