endodermis

The layer of living cells, with various characteristically thickened walls and no intercellular spaces, which surrounds the vascular tissue of certain plants and occurs in nearly all roots and certain stems and leaves. It separates the cortical cells from cells of the pericycle.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • Endodermis — En do*der mis, n. [NL. See {Endoderm}.] (Bot.) A layer of cells forming a kind of cuticle inside of the proper cortical layer, or surrounding an individual fibrovascular bundle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Endodérmis — (griech.), Schutzscheidengewebe, s. Leitungsgewebe …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Endodermis — Endodermis, verkorktes, meist einschichtiges, pflanzliches Abschlussgewebe aus lückenlos zusammenschließenden Zellen, meist primären Ursprungs; findet sich bisweilen in Sprossachsen (z.B. Sumpf und Wasserpflanzen), regelmäßig in Wurzeln, wo es… …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • endodermis — [en΄dō dʉr′mis] n. the specialized innermost layer of cells of the cortex in roots and many stems …   English World dictionary

  • Endodermis — Querschnitt durch eine Wurzel von Selaginella mit Zentralzylinder und Endodermis, im Inneren Xylem, umgeben von Phloem. Die Endodermis ist ein wichtiges Merkmal der Wurzeln von Pflanzen. Sie ist die dem Zentralzylinder naheliegendste Schicht der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Endodermis — Literally meaning inner skin, endodermis is the layer of tissue deep in vascular plants.In plants, it is a thin layer of parenchyma found in roots, just outside the vascular cylinder. It regulates water flow. It consists of a single=celled ring… …   Wikipedia

  • Endodermis — En|do|dẹr|mis 〈f.; , men〉 für wasserlösl. Stoffe schwer durchlässige, innerste Rindenschicht der Wurzel [<grch. endon „drinnen, innerhalb“ + derma „Haut“] * * * Endodẹrmis   [zu griechisch dérma »Haut«] die, /...men, pflanzliche… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • endodermis — noun a) In a plant stem or root, a cylinder of cells the separates the outer cortex from the central core. The endodermis controls flow of water and minerals within the plant. In most plants, this tissue is restricted to the roots. b) The deepest …   Wiktionary

  • endodermis — ► sustantivo femenino BOTÁNICA Capa más profunda de la corteza primaria de las raíces y tallos. IRREG. plural endodermis * * * ► femenino BOTÁNICA Estrato celular más interno de la corteza primaria …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • endodermis — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1884 the innermost tissue of the cortex in many roots and stems …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • endodermis — Single layer of cells surrounding the central stele (vascular tissue) in roots. The radial and transverse walls contain the hydrophobic Casparian band, that prevents water flow in or out of the stele through the apoplast. Also present in some… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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