phellogen

noun
phel·​lo·​gen | \ ˈfe-lə-jən How to pronounce phellogen (audio) \

Definition of phellogen

: a secondary meristem that initiates phellem and phelloderm in the periderm of a stem or root

called also cork cambium

First Known Use of phellogen

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phellogen

Greek phellos + International Scientific Vocabulary -gen

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