Definition of Phellem

1. Noun. (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells.

Exact synonyms: Cork
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Generic synonyms: Bark



Definition of Phellem

1. a layer of plant cells [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phellem

phedinkus
pheer
pheere
pheeres
pheers
pheese
pheesed
pheeses
pheesing
pheeze
pheezed
pheezes
pheezing
phellandrene
phellandrenes
phellem (current term)
phellems
phelloderm
phellodermal
phelloderms
phellogen
phellogens
phelloid
phelloplastic
phelloplastics
phelonia
phelonion
phelonions
phen-fen
phenacaine

Literary usage of Phellem

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1. Elements of Plant Anatomy by Emily Lovira Gregory (1895)
"The phellem cells, which form what is known as the corky layer, are alike in form and origin; they differ only in the nature of their walls, ..."

2. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1883)
"... or, in a later stage of growth, when the bark is distinctly differentiated into an inner translucent phloem and an external phellem layer. ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1877)
"At the first glance this layer looks like a phellem or corky layer, but its origin is a different one. Its genetic plane is at its outer surface, ..."

4. Handbook of Practical Botany for the Botanical Laboratory and Private Student by Eduard Strasburger, William Hillhouse (1900)
"... of the lenticel : jut, phellem (x 90). parts of the stem the lenticels appear as oval, slightly projecting, spots. Still younger stages are marked out ..."

5. The Oak: A Popular Introduction to Forest-botany by Harry Marshall Ward (1892)
"... and phellem, are called the periderm. It is obvious that the cork-cambium, by thus adding to the cortical parenchyma, is gradually driven radially ..."

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