protoderm


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pro·to·derm

(prō'tō-derm),
The undifferentiated cells of very young embryos, from which the primordial germ layers will evolve.
[proto- + G. derma, skin]

protoderm

(prō′tə-dûrm′)
n. Botany
The primary meristem that gives rise to epidermis. Also called dermatogen.

pro′to·derm′al adj.