dermatogen


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der·mat·o·gen

 (dûr-măt′ə-jən)
n.

dermatogen

(dəˈmætədʒən; ˈdɜːməˌtəʊdʒən)
n
(Botany) botany a meristem at the apex of stems and roots that gives rise to the epidermis

pro•to•derm

(ˈproʊ təˌdɜrm)

n.
a thin outer layer of the meristem in embryos and growing points of roots and stems, which gives rise to the epidermis. Also called dermatogen.
[1930–35]
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The dermatogen matures rapidly to produce the epidermis, which reaches its adult stage earlier than other tissues (Wardlaw 1968), a condition that must also be taken into account.