periderm









periderm


periderm [per-i-durm] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. Botany. the cork-producing tissue of stems together with the cork layers and other tissues derived from it.
  2. Embryology. epitrichium.

Origin of periderm From the New Latin word peridermis, dating back to 1830–40. See peri-, -derm Related formsper·i·der·mal, per·i·der·mic, adjective Examples from the Web for periderm Historical Examples of periderm

  • The development and configuration of the cork cells may change periodically during the formation of periderm.

    Cork: Its Origin and Industrial Uses

    Gilbert E. Stecher

  • When in this manner a continuous layer of cork arises, steadily increasing from the inside, it is termed “periderm.”

    Cork: Its Origin and Industrial Uses

    Gilbert E. Stecher

  • As the epidermis is at first replaced by the periderm, so in turn is this replaced by cork (the dead tissue).

    Cork: Its Origin and Industrial Uses

    Gilbert E. Stecher

  • British Dictionary definitions for periderm periderm noun

    1. the outer corky protective layer of woody stems and roots, consisting of cork cambium, phelloderm and cork

    Derived Formsperidermal or peridermic, adjectiveWord Origin for periderm C19: from New Latin peridermis periderm in Medicine periderm [pĕr′ĭ-dûrm′] n.

    1. The outermost layer of the epidermis of an embryo or fetus up to the sixth month of gestation.epitrichium

    periderm in Science periderm [pĕr′ĭ-dûrm′]

    1. The outer, protective layers of tissue of woody roots and stems, consisting of the cork cambium and the tissues produced by it. See more at cork cambium.

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