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calyptrogen (s) (noun), calyptrogens (pl)
1. The specialized cell layer from which a root cap is formed for the growing-point of a root: The calyptrogens appear in grasses and several other plants.
2. Etymology: from Greek kalyptra, "covering for the head, veil"; from kalyptein, "to conceal, to cover" + gen, "to be born, to become".
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