[floh-em] /ˈfloʊ ɛm/
the part of a vascular bundle consisting of sieve tubes, companion cells, parenchyma, and fibers and forming the food-conducting tissue of a plant.
tissue in higher plants that conducts synthesized food substances to all parts of the plant
1870, from German phloëm (1858), coined by German botanist Karl Wilhelm von Nägeli (1817-1891) from Greek phloos, phloios “bark of trees,” of uncertain origin, + passive suffix -ema.
A tissue in vascular plants that conducts food from the leaves and other photosynthetic tissues to other plant parts. Phloem consists of several different kinds of cells: sieve elements, parenchyma cells, sclereids, and fibers. In mature woody plants it forms a sheathlike layer of tissue in the stem, just inside the bark. See more at cambium, photosynthesis. Compare xylem.
The system of vessels in a plant that carries food from the leaves to the rest of the plant. (See xylem.)
noun, Botany. 1. a vascular ray extending into or located entirely within the secondary phloem.
[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
[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 […]
[flawr-uh-gloo-suh-nawl, -nol, flor-] /ˌflɔr əˈglu səˌnɔl, -ˌnɒl, ˌflɒr-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a white to yellow, crystalline, slightly water-soluble powder, C 6 H 3 (OH) 3 ⋅2H 2 O, used chiefly in analytical chemistry and in the preparation of pharmaceuticals. phloroglucinol phlo·ro·glu·cin·ol (flôr’ə-glōō’sə-nôl’,-nōl’) n. A white, slightly sweet, crystalline compound used as an antispasmodic, an analytical […]