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 botanist Karl Wilhelm von Nägeli (1817-1891) from Greek phloos, phloios “bark of trees,” of uncertain origin, + passive suffix -ema.
phloem
(flō’ěm’)
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.

phloem [(floh-em)]

The system of vessels in a plant that carries food from the leaves to the rest of the plant. (See xylem.)

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