cork cambium

cork cambium
noun Date: 1878 phellogen

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  • cork cambium — n. Bot. a layer of formative cells between the cork and the cortex, from which the cork is formed …   English World dictionary

  • Cork cambium — Multiple cross sections of a stem showing cork cambium (click image 3 times to see detail)[1] Cork cambium (pl. cambia or cambiums) is a tissue found in many vascular plants as part of the periderm. The cork cambium is a lateral meristem and is… …   Wikipedia

  • cork cambium — cork′ cam bium n. bot phellogen • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • cork cambium — noun Etymology: cork (I) : phellogen …   Useful english dictionary

  • cork cambium — Bot. phellogen. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • cork cambium — /kɔk ˈkæmbiəm/ (say kawk kambeeuhm) noun Botany → phellogen …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cork — may refer to: Cork Oak, a deciduous tree Cork (material), used for bottle stoppers, insulation, floor and wall tiling, and noteboard, obtained from the Cork Oak Contents 1 Places 2 Parliamentary constituencies 3 Others …   Wikipedia

  • cambium — Bot. Meristematic plant tissue, commonly present as a thin layer which forms new cells on both sides. Located either in vascular tissue (vascular cambium), forming xylem on one side and phloem on the other, or in cork (cork cambium or phellogen) …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Cambium — In botany the cambium is a layer or layers of tissue, also known as lateral meristems, that are the source of cells for secondary growth. There are two types of cambium*Cork cambium *Vascular cambiumReferences*Taiz, L and Zeiger, E. 1998. Plant… …   Wikipedia

  • cambium — pl cambia A one or two cells thick layer of plant meristematic tissue, between the xylem and phloem tissues, which gives rise to secondary tissues, thus resulting in an increase in the diameter of the stem or root. The two most important cambia… …   Glossary of Biotechnology

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