phloem
noun Etymology: German, from Greek phloios, phloos bark; perhaps akin to Greek phlein to teem, abound, phlyein, phlyzein to boil over — more at fluid Date: 1875 a complex tissue in the vascular system of higher plants that consists mainly of sieve tubes and elongated parenchyma cells usually with fibers and that functions in translocation and in support and storage — compare xylem

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  • phloem — [flō′em΄] n. [Ger < Gr phloos, bark, akin to phloiein, to swell: for IE base see PHLEBO ] the vascular tissue in vascular plants, that conducts and distributes sugars and other dissolved foods from the places where the food is produced to the… …   English World dictionary

  • Phloem — Gefärbter Querschnitt durch eine Sprossachse einer Einkeimblättrigen Pflanze. Das Phloem ist mit einem Pfeil markiert und kaum gefärbt. Oben befindet sich das Xylem. Das Phloem ([flo e:m], von gr. φλοῦς < φλό ος phlóos = Bast, Rinde) oder der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • phloem — /floh em/, n. the part of a vascular bundle consisting of sieve tubes, companion cells, parenchyma, and fibers and forming the food conducting tissue of a plant. [ < G (1858), irreg. < Gk phló(os) bark (var. of PHLOIÓS) + ema deverbal n. ending]… …   Universalium

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