exodermis

noun
exo·​der·​mis | \ ˌek-sō-ˈdər-məs How to pronounce exodermis (audio) \

Definition of exodermis

: a layer of the outer living cortical cells of plants that takes over the functions of the epidermis in roots lacking secondary thickening

First Known Use of exodermis

1889, in the meaning defined above

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“Exodermis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exodermis. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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