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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The woody part of plants: the supporting and water-conducting tissue, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels.

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  • In dicot roots the xylem is the tissue at the core (Figure 5.3).
  • This tissue is comprised of two types of specialized cells called xylem and phloem.
  • The xylem is the part of the vascular system that carries water and nutrients from the roots to the leaves.
  • In nature, trees use water in tubular tissues, called xylem, like ropes that pull more water out of the ground, delivering it to leaves. for more
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