Xylem ray - definition of xylem ray by The Free Dictionary
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a vascular ray extending into or located entirely within the xylem. Also called wood ray.
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fibre tracheids surrounding vessels and xylem ray
parenchyma were resistant to decomposition.
The axial alignment of tracheids, vessels, fibers, radial arrangement of the xylem ray
parenchyma allow to wide spread distribution of hyphae whitin the xylem [15,22,7,6].
Therefore, the transfer of photosynthates into xylem rays
is to be expected, and from rays, flow of solutes into axial parenchyma can occur (Holt, 1975).