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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A tube through which food is conducted in angiosperms, formed of a series of sieve-tube elements joined end to end.

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  • noun tube formed by cells joined end-to-end through which nutrients flow in flowering plants and brown algae

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