cork cambium

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cork cambium

n.
A lateral ring of meristematic tissue found in woody seed plants, producing cork on the outside of the ring and phelloderm on the inside of the ring. Also called phellogen.
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cork cambium

n
(Botany) a layer of meristematic cells in the cortex of the stems and roots of woody plants, the outside of which gives rise to cork cells and the inside to secondary cortical cells (phelloderm). Also called: phellogen
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phel•lo•gen

(ˈfɛl ə dʒən)

n.
a layer of plant tissue outside of the true cambium, giving rise to cork tissue.
[1870–75; < Greek phelló(s) cork + -gen]
phel`lo•ge•net′ic (-dʒəˈnɛt ɪk) phel`lo•gen′ic (-ˈdʒɛn ɪk) adj.
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cork cambium

A layer of cambium near the outer edge of the stems of woody plants that produces cork to the outside and cortex to the inside. Also called phellogen. See more at cambium.
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This layer is followed by the bark cambium, which produces new bark.
A closer look will show that a lesion has girdled the branch, killing the bark cambium layer and tissues below.