phellogen

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noun phel·lo·gen \ˈfe-lə-jən\

Definition of phellogen

  1. :  a secondary meristem that initiates phellem and phelloderm in the periderm of a stem or root —called also cork cambium

Origin and Etymology of phellogen

Greek phellos + International Scientific Vocabulary -gen


First Known Use: 1875


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