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A tube through which food is conducted in angiosperms, formed of a series of sieve-tube elements joined end to end.
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(Botany) botany an element of phloem tissue consisting of a longitudinal row of thin-walled elongated cells with perforations in their connecting walls through which food materials pass
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a vertical series of cylindrical cells in the phloem, specialized for the conduction of food materials.
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|Noun||1.||sieve tube - tube formed by cells joined end-to-end through which nutrients flow in flowering plants and brown algae|
vascular tissue - tissue that conducts water and nutrients through the plant body in higher plants
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