Definition of metaphloem in English:

metaphloem

noun

Botany
  • The later-formed part of the primary phloem, maturing after elongation of the plant tissue is complete.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Benjamin Jackson (1846–1927). From meta- + phloem, after French métaphloèm.

Pronunciation

metaphloem

/ˌmɛtəˈfləʊɛm/