Definition of phloem in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈfləʊɛm


[mass noun] Botany
The vascular tissue in plants which conducts sugars and other metabolic products downwards from the leaves.
More example sentences
  • The conducting tissues within the vascular bundles are the xylem and phloem.
  • For the stem, the outermost green tissue, including both phloem and cambium were estimated.
  • Root tissue samples are hereafter referred to as periderm, phloem and xylem.


late 19th century: from Greek phloos 'bark' + the passive suffix -ēma.

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