exodermis

noun

exo·​der·​mis ˌek-sō-ˈdər-məs How to pronounce exodermis (audio)
: a layer of the outer living cortical cells of plants that takes over the functions of the epidermis in roots lacking secondary thickening

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of exodermis was in 1889

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“Exodermis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exodermis. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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