phellogen

noun

phel·​lo·​gen ˈfe-lə-jən How to pronounce phellogen (audio)
: a secondary meristem that initiates phellem and phelloderm in the periderm of a stem or root

called also cork cambium

Word History

Etymology

Greek phellos + International Scientific Vocabulary -gen

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phellogen was in 1875

Dictionary Entries Near phellogen

Cite this Entry

“Phellogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phellogen. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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