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The vascular tissue in plants that conducts water and dissolved nutrients upward from the root and also helps to form the woody element in the stem.Compare with phloem
- ‘Generally, a high recycling from xylem to phloem was observed in the old parts of the shoot.’
- ‘The conducting tissues within the vascular bundles are the xylem and phloem.’
- ‘In multicellular plants fluxes to and from roots via xylem and phloem further complicate the situation.’
- ‘Stained cells corresponding to immature xylem were detected in vascular bundles of flowers and fruits.’
- ‘The estimation of the water uptake and water flow in xylem and phloem was outlined by Jiang et al..’
Late 19th century: from Greek xulon wood + the passive suffix -ēma.
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