phellem
noun Etymology: Greek phellos cork + English -em (as in phloem) Date: circa 1887 a layer of usually suberized cells produced outwardly by a phellogen

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  • Phellem —   [zu griechisch phellós »Korkeiche«, »Kork«] das, s, der Kork …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Phellem — ⇒ Kork …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • phellem — [fel′em΄, fel′əm] n. [< Gr phellos, cork + E em, as in PHLOEM] the layer of dead, corky cells produced externally by the cork cambium in the bark of woody plants; cork …   English World dictionary

  • Phellem — Halb geschälte Korkeiche Kork aus einem Korken im Mikroskop Als Kork (Phellem) wird in der Botanik die Zellschicht zwischen Epidermis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • phellem — /fel euhm, em/, n. Bot. cork (def. 6). [1885 90; < Gk phell(ós) cork + (PHLO)EM] * * * …   Universalium

  • Phellem — Phel|lem das; s <aus gleichbed. gr. phellós u. passivem Suffix ema> Kork, Naturkork (der Korkeiche) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • phellem — phel·lem …   English syllables

  • phellem — phel•lem [[t]ˈfɛl əm, ɛm[/t]] n. bot cork 1), a) • Etymology: 1885–90; < Gk phell(ós) cork + (phlo) em …   From formal English to slang

  • phellem — /ˈfɛləm/ (say feluhm) noun the layer of dead cork cells produced on the outside of a plant by the phellogen. {Greek phellos cork + (phlo)em} …   Australian English dictionary

  • phellem —   n. cork.    ♦ phellogen, n. tissue producing cork …   Dictionary of difficult words

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