Definition of vascular tissue in English:

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vascular tissue

Entry from US English dictionary


The tissue in higher plants that constitutes the vascular system, consisting of phloem and xylem, by which water and nutrients are conducted throughout the plant.
Example sentences
  • This is the strategy taken by vascular plants, which have special vascular tissues to distribute water throughout their system.
  • More recent examination, however, has shown that the plant does not contain true vascular tissue but has conducting cells more like those found in some mosses.
  • Long-distance transport of carbohydrate, the major substrate for plant growth, occurs within the phloem vascular tissue.

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Syllabification: vas·cu·lar tis·sue

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