cork cambium(redirected from Cork (tissue))
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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.
(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
phel•lo•gen(ˈfɛl ə dʒən)
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.
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.