phloem

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First attested in 1872. From German Phlöem, from Ancient Greek φλόος (phlóos, husk, bark), from φλέω (phléō, I abound)

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phloem (plural phloems)

  1. (botany) A vascular tissue in land plants primarily responsible for the distribution of sugars and nutrients manufactured in the shoot.

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