sieve-tube element

Related to sieve-tube element: sieve plate, Vessel elements, Companion cells

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.