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Phloem parenchyma

Definition noun The parenchyma cells in between the sieve tubes of the phloem, and functions primarily for food... Read More

Parenchyma

Parenchyma Definition What does parenchyma mean? Let's define the word "parenchyma". Most of the functional tissues in... Read More

Xylem

Xylem Definition Xylem is defined as a plant tissue that transfers water and nutrients from roots to all over the plant... Read More

Primary phloem

Definition noun The type of phloem derived from the primary meristem during the development of a vascular... Read More

Secondary phloem

Definition noun The type of phloem derived from the secondary meristems of a vascular plant Supplement The phloem is a... Read More

Phloem fiber

Definition noun (botany) The elongated sclerenchyma cells in the phloem, and is responsible for providing tension strength... Read More

Bast fiber

Definition noun (botany) The durable, nonliving sclerenchyma fiber in the phloem, providing support to the... Read More

Metaphloem

Definition noun, plural: metaphloems A component of the primary phloem that develops often following the differentiation of... Read More

Phloem sclerenchyma

Definition noun The sclerenchyma cells in the phloem of many vascular plants, and is responsible for providing mechanical... Read More

Phloem

Definition noun, plural: phloems A vascular tissue in plants that functions primarily in transporting organic food materials... Read More

Tissue

Tissue Definition What is tissue in the body? The body tissue is an aggregation of cells that function together and have a... Read More

Plant Tissues

Plants are composed of three major organ groups: roots, stems, and leaves. As we know from other areas of biology, these... Read More

Stems

External Form of a Woody Twig A woody twig, or stem, is an axis with leaves attached. The leaves are arranged in various... Read More

Companion cell

Definition noun (botany) Any of the metabolically-active parenchyma cells associated with a sieve tube element in the phloem... Read More

Vascular tissue

Definition noun, plural: vascular tissues (botany) A complex permanent tissue involved in the conduction of materials (e.g.... Read More

Sieve cell

Definition noun, plural: sieve cells (botany) The main conductive cell in the phloem of the gymnosperms and... Read More

Sieve element

Definition noun (botany) A food-conducting cell in the phloem of vascular plants Supplement The phloem is the vascular... Read More

Vascular plants

Definition of Vascular plants The term 'vascular' is derived from the Latin word vāsculum, vās, meaning "a container and... Read More

Pith

Pith Definition In general, the term "pith" refers to the "soft inner portion" of something. In botany, a pith refers... Read More

Plant cell

Plant Cell Definition A plant cell refers to any cell of a plant. It is the structural and functional unit of plants. Plant... Read More

Sieve-tube element

Definition noun, plural: sieve tube elements A specialized type of sclerenchyma cell that forms a sieve tube of... Read More

Element

Element Definition noun plural: elements el‧e‧ment, ˈel.ɪ.mənt (biochemistry) A substance that cannot be... Read More

Roots

Upon seed germination, the embryo root, called the radicle, grows and develops into the first root. The radicle may thicken... Read More

Sclerenchyma

Definition noun, plural: sclerenchymata, sclerenchymas (botany) A fundamental type of tissue in plants characterized by... Read More

Leaves

Leaves are highly efficient solar energy converters. They capture light energy and through the process of photosynthesis.... Read More

Leaf

Leaf Definition (botany) A plant organ that is specialized for photosynthesis. Collectively, it constitutes foliage.... Read More

Sclereid

Definition noun, plural: sclereids A type of sclerenchyma cell of varying shapes but are typically shorter than sclerenchyma... Read More

Sieve tube

Definition noun, plural: sieve tubes (botany) Any of the tubes in the phloem comprised of cells joined end-to-end through... Read More

Protoxylem

Definition noun The first xylem to develop from the procambium, and characterized by narrow tracheary elements with annular,... Read More

Cell

A cell is a membrane-bound structure that occurs as a functional independent unit of life (such as in unicellular organisms,... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Plant Meristems and Growth

A common mistake that many people assume is that an increase in size means an increase in growth. This is not the case.... Read More

Metaxylem

Definition noun The part of the primary xylem that is last to develop from the procambium, and characterized by weblike or... Read More