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phlo·em

 (flō′ĕm′)
n.
The tissue of vascular plants that conducts food produced by photosynthesis to all parts of the plant and consists of sieve elements, fibers, and parenchyma.

[German, from Greek phloios, bark; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.]

phloem

(ˈfləʊɛm)
n
(Botany) tissue in higher plants that conducts synthesized food substances to all parts of the plant
[C19: via German from Greek phloos bark]

phlo•em

(ˈfloʊ ɛm)

n.
the part of a vascular bundle consisting of sieve tubes, companion cells, parenchyma, and fibers and forming the food-conducting tissue of a plant.
[< German (1858), irreg. < Greek phló(os) bark (variant of phloiós) + -ēma deverbal n. ending]

phlo·em

(flō′ĕm′)
A tissue in vascular plants that conducts food from the leaves to the other plant parts. Phloem consists primarily of tube-like cells that have porous openings. In mature woody plants it forms a sheath-like layer of tissue in the stem, just inside the bark. See more at cambium, photosynthesis. Compare xylem.

phloem

Tissue that carries food in plants.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phloem - (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where neededphloem - (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where needed; consists primarily of sieve tubes
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
vascular tissue - tissue that conducts water and nutrients through the plant body in higher plants
sieve tube - tube formed by cells joined end-to-end through which nutrients flow in flowering plants and brown algae
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Taking its name from the metabolic system of plants, PHLOEM pays homage to the splendors of nature.
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The sectioned trunks were immediately submitted to an ultrapure water dropping procedure for 1 h to expel air from inside the xylem and phloem vessels and to prevent the "cavitation" process.
Although many of the higher plants have a small amount of stem cells at the boundary between xylem and phloem cells, the activity of these stem cells is strictly controlled.
The development of phloem fiber cells in flax stem is involved in a series of biological processes which mainly include the elongation of fiber cells (both the coordinated and intrusive growth) (Ageeva et al.
Phloem is the principle transport tissue for photosynthesis products and this transport is important for growth capacity and competition (Heo et al.
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Black walnut tree mortality results from a combination of the twig beetle's aggressive feeding in the phloem layers and subsequent fungal canker development (Kolarik et al.