Endodermis



[en-doh-dur-mis] /ˌɛn doʊˈdɜr mɪs/

noun, Botany.
1.
a specialized tissue in the roots and stems of vascular plants, composed of a single layer of modified parenchyma cells forming the inner boundary of the cortex.
/ˌɛndəʊˈdɜːmɪs/
noun
1.
(botany) the specialized innermost layer of cortex in roots and some stems, which controls the passage of water and dissolved substances between the cortex and stele
endodermis
(ěn’də-dûr’mĭs)
The innermost layer of the cortex that forms a sheath around the vascular tissue of roots and some stems. In the roots the endodermis helps regulate the intake of water and minerals into the vascular tissues from the cortex.

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