rhyt·​i·​dome ˈri-tə-ˌdōm How to pronounce rhytidome (audio)
: the bark external to the last formed periderm

Word History


Greek rhytidōma wrinkle, from rhytidoun to wrinkle, from rhytid-, rhytis wrinkle

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rhytidome was in 1861

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“Rhytidome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhytidome. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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