Definition of Xylem

1. Noun. The woody part of plants: the supporting and water-conducting tissue, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels.

Generic synonyms: Vascular Tissue
Terms within: Tracheid
Group relationships: Ligneous Plant, Woody Plant



Definition of Xylem

1. n. That portion of a fibrovascular bundle which has developed, or will develop, into wood cells; -- distinguished from phloëm.

2. n. That portion of a fibrovascular bundle which has developed, or will develop, into wood cells; -- distinguished from phloëm.

Definition of Xylem

1. Noun. (botany) A vascular tissue in land plants primarily responsible for the distribution of water and minerals taken up by the roots; also the primary component of wood. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Xylem

1. a complex plant tissue [n -S]

Medical Definition of Xylem

1. Plant tissue in vascular plants that carries water and nutrients up from the roots to the shoot and leaves. Contains tracheids, vessels, fibre cells and parenchyma. Also provides structural support for the plant, especially in wood. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Xylem

xylamide
xylan
xylanase
xylanases
xylanohydrolase
xylanohydrolases
xylanolysis
xylanolytic
xylans
xylanthrax
xylaric acid
xylary
xylate
xylates
xylazine
xylem (current term)
xylemic
xylemless
xylemlike
xylems
xylene
xylene cyanol FF
xylene monooxygenase
xylenes
xylenol
xylenol orange
xylenols
xylenyl
xyletic
xylic

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