phloem defined in 1951 yearphloem - phloem;
phloem - Vascular tissue that conducts synthesized foods, e.g. sugars, proteins, and some mineral ions, through the plant. Characterized by presence of sieve-tubes and in some plants, companion cells, fibres, and parenchyma cells. Or two kinds, primary, formed by differentiation from procambium and secondary, additional phloem produced by activity of cambium.
near phloem in Knolik
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