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The conductive and supportive tissue in vascular plants, consisting of xylem and phloem.
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(Botany) tissue of higher plants consisting mainly of xylem and phloem and occurring as a continuous system throughout the plant: it conducts water, mineral salts, and synthesized food substances and provides mechanical support. Also called: conducting tissue
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plant tissue consisting of ducts or vessels that in the higher plants forms the system (vas′cular sys`tem) by which sap is conveyed through the plant.
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|Noun||1.||vascular tissue - tissue that conducts water and nutrients through the plant body in higher plants|
vascular system - the vessels and tissue that carry or circulate fluids such as blood or lymph or sap through the body of an animal or plant
tracheophyte, vascular plant - green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms
plant tissue - the tissue of a plant
stele - the usually cylindrical central vascular portion of the axis of a vascular plant
cambium - a formative one-cell layer of tissue between xylem and phloem in most vascular plants that is responsible for secondary growth
fibrovascular bundle, vascular bundle, vascular strand - a unit strand of the vascular system in stems and leaves of higher plants consisting essentially of xylem and phloem
xylem - the woody part of plants: the supporting and water-conducting tissue, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels
tracheid - long tubular cell peculiar to xylem
phloem, bast - (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where needed; consists primarily of sieve tubes
sieve tube - tube formed by cells joined end-to-end through which nutrients flow in flowering plants and brown algae
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