vascular bundle
noun Date: 1842 a strand of specialized vascular tissue of higher plants consisting mostly of xylem and phloem

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • vascular bundle — n. Bot. an isolated unit of the conducting system of vascular plants, consisting of xylem and phloem, frequently with other interspersed cells or a sheath of thick walled cells …   English World dictionary

  • Vascular bundle — A vascular bundle is a part of the transport system in vascular plants. The transport itself happens in vascular tissue, which exists in two forms: xylem and phloem. Both these tissues are present in a vascular bundle, which in addition will… …   Wikipedia

  • vascular bundle — noun a unit strand of the vascular system in stems and leaves of higher plants consisting essentially of xylem and phloem • Syn: ↑vascular strand, ↑fibrovascular bundle • Hypernyms: ↑vascular tissue • Hyponyms: ↑vein, ↑nervure …   Useful english dictionary

  • vascular bundle — Bot. a longitudinal arrangement of strands of xylem and phloem, and sometimes cambium, that forms the fluid conducting channels of vascular tissue in the rhizomes, stems, and leaf veins of vascular plants, the arrangement varying with the type of …   Universalium

  • vascular bundle — Strand of vascular tissue in a plant; composed of xylem and phloem …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • vascular bundle — noun A strand of xylem, phloem, and their associated tissues within a eustele or atactostele. See Also: vascular tissue …   Wiktionary

  • vascular bundle — vas′cular bun′dle n. bot any of the strands of the conducting channels in vascular plants composed of xylem and phloem in various structural arrangements • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • vascular bundle — A strand of tissue containing primary xylem and primary phloem (and procambium if present) and frequently enclosed by a bundle sheath of parenchyma or fibres …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • vascular bundle — noun Botany a strand of conducting vessels in the stem or leaves of a plant, typically with phloem on the outside and xylem on the inside …   English new terms dictionary

  • vascular bundle — /væskjələ ˈbʌndl/ (say vaskyuhluh bundl) noun an aggregation of strands of specialised conductive and mechanical tissue in a plant …   Australian English dictionary

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