cambium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin cambium, 'a change'

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cambium (plural cambiums or cambia)

  1. (botany) A layer of cells between the xylem and the phloem that is responsible for the secondary growth of roots and stems.
    • 1863, Harland Coultas, What may be learned from a tree
      During winter we perceive no change in the cells of the cambium layer, which are filled with nutritive matter . . .
  2. (obsolete) One of the humours formerly believed to nourish the bodily organs.
    • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, Book I, New York 2001, p. 147:
      The radical or innate is daily supplied by nourishment, which some call cambium, and make those secondary humours of ros and gluten to maintain it [...].

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cambiō, of Gaulish origin.

Noun[edit]

cambium n (genitive cambiī); second declension

  1. (Late Latin) A change
  2. (Late Latin) Cambium

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin cambium

Noun[edit]

cambium m (plural cambiums)

  1. cambium