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Cork or Phellem [ Botany ]
Adjective: Corky

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  A nonliving, water-resistant protective tissue that is formed on the outside of the cork cambium in the woody stems and roots of many seed plants.  
     
Cork contains suberin, a waxy, water-proof material. Cork protects the tree from water loss and from insects and infections Also called cork.
     

 

 

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