vascular system defined in 1951 yearvascular system - vascular system;
vascular system - (1) (Bot.). Plant tissue consisting mainly of xylem and phloem which forms a continuous system throughout all parts of higher plants. It functions in conduction of water, mineral salts, and synthesized food materials and for mechanical support. Older stems and roots of perennial plants consist largely of vascular tissue. Its development in evolution was a primary feature underlying success of plants on land. (2) (Zool.). Blood system or Water Vascular System.
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