xylem

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From German Xylem, from Ancient Greek ξύλον (ksúlon, wood).

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xylem (plural xylems)

  1. (botany) A vascular tissue in land plants primarily responsible for the distribution of water and minerals taken up by the roots; also the primary component of wood.

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