sieve-tube element

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sieve-tube element

or sieve tube element (sĭv′to͞ob′, -tyo͞ob′)
n.
An elongated, food-conducting cell in the phloem of angiosperms, lacking a nucleus and having a sieve plate at both ends. Also called sieve-tube member.
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Its bast consists of sieve tube elements, some fibres and parenchyma (Fig 1D).
In the Type II wedge, the young wood consists only of radial rows of cells (xylem vessels, much fibres and little or no parenchyma) while the bast consists of sieve tube elements, some fibres and parenchyma (Fig.