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Definition: 'Periderm'

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periderm

Type: Term

Pronunciation: per′i-derm, -i-dĕr′mă

Definitions:
1. The outermost layer of the epidermis of the embryo and fetus to the sixth month of intrauterine life; desquamated peridermal cells are a considerable component of the vernix caseosa.

Synonyms: epitrichium



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