noun (plural cambia /-bēə/ or cambiums)Botany
A cellular plant tissue from which phloem, xylem, or cork grows by division, resulting (in woody plants) in secondary thickening.
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- The outer ring of the stem contains all the functional tissue, including xylem, cambium, phloem, supporting tissues, and epidermis.
- Small blocks of tissue, including cambium and the adjacent phloem and xylem, were cut with a sharp knife and a chisel from the stem of a single specimen of K. pictus that was growing on the campus of Hokkaido University.
- The cambium produces phloem tissue to the outside and xylem tissue to the inside.
late 16th century (denoting one of the alimentary humors once supposed to nourish the body): from medieval Latin, 'change, exchange'.
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- The first pattern is related to the differentiation of the cambial derivatives to either xylem or phloem through periclinal segmentations.
- This layer is usually referred to as the ‘stripes of cell wall residues’ and originates from crushed cambial cells and cambial derivatives on both sides of the cambium.
- As revealed by light microscopy observations, the cambial region comprised the cambium, immature phloem, and immature xylem cells.
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