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  • Phloem

    [floh-em] /ˈfloʊ ɛm/ noun 1. the part of a vascular bundle consisting of sieve tubes, companion cells, parenchyma, and fibers and forming the food-conducting tissue of a plant. /ˈfləʊɛm/ noun 1. tissue in higher plants that conducts synthesized food substances to all parts of the plant n. 1870, from German phloëm (1858), coined by German […]

  • Phloem-ray

    noun, Botany. 1. a vascular ray extending into or located entirely within the secondary phloem.

  • Phlogistic

    [floh-jis-tik] /floʊˈdʒɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. Pathology. . 2. pertaining to or consisting of phlogiston. /flɒˈdʒɪstɪk/ adjective 1. (pathol) of inflammation; inflammatory 2. (chem) of, concerned with, or containing phlogiston

  • Phlogopite

    [flog-uh-pahyt] /ˈflɒg əˌpaɪt/ noun 1. a magnesium-rich mica mineral, usually yellowish-brown, but sometimes reddish-brown. /ˈflɒɡəˌpaɪt/ noun 1. a brownish mica consisting of a hydrous silicate of potassium, magnesium, and aluminium, occurring principally in metamorphic limestones and ultrabasic rocks. Formula: KMg3AlSi3O10(OH)2 See also mica phlogopite (flŏg’ə-pīt’) A yellow to dark-brown mica. Phlogopite is monoclinic and is […]

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