from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The conductive and supportive tissue in vascular plants, consisting of xylem and phloem.
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- noun zoology, anatomy The
arteries, veins, capillaries, and associated tissues in an animal.
- noun botany, phytotomy The
xylem, phloem, and associated tissues in a vascular plant.
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- noun tissue that conducts water and nutrients through the plant body in higher plants
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