phloem definition

  • noun:
    • The food-conducting muscle of vascular plants, consisting of sieve pipes, materials, parenchyma, and sclereids. Also referred to as bast.
    • A vascular tissue in land flowers mostly in charge of the distribution of sugars and nutrients manufactured in the shoot.
    • That part of fibrovascular bundles which corresponds toward inner bark; the liber tissue; -- distinguished from xylem.
    • In botany, the bast or liber percentage of a vascular bundle, and/or area of a vascular bundle or axis with additional thickening which contains sieve-tubes. Compare xylem.
    • (botany) muscle that conducts synthesized food substances (age.g., from leaves) to parts in which needed; consists primarily of sieve pipes

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