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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where needed.

Usage examples (38)
  • In dicots the phloem is a distinct layer separated from the xylem by a thin layer of cambial tissue
  • The rest of the phloem is composed of very small cells.
  • Sometimes the fluids in the xylem and phloem are called sap.
  • Thus the plant cannot exist without say the xylem or the phloem. for more
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