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vascular tissue

Syllabification: vas·cu·lar tis·sue

Definition of vascular tissue in English:


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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