What does vascular tissue mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vascular tissue(noun)

    tissue that conducts water and nutrients through the plant body in higher plants


  1. vascular tissue(Noun)

    The arteries, veins, capillaries, and associated tissues in an animal.

  2. vascular tissue(Noun)

    The xylem, phloem, and associated tissues in a vascular plant.


  1. Vascular tissue

    Vascular tissue is a complex conducting tissue, formed of more than one cell type, found in vascular plants. The primary components of vascular tissue are the xylem and phloem. These two tissues transport fluid and nutrients internally. There are also two meristems associated with vascular tissue: the vascular cambium and the cork cambium. All the vascular tissues within a particular plant together constitute the vascular tissue system of that plant. The cells in differentiated vascular tissue are typically long and slender. Since the xylem and phloem function in the conduction of water, minerals, and nutrients throughout the plant, it is not surprising that their form should be similar to pipes. The individual cells of phloem are connected end-to-end, just as the sections of a pipe might be. As the plant grows, new vascular tissue differentiates in the growing tips of the plant. The new tissue is aligned with existing vascular tissue, maintaining its connection throughout the plant. The vascular tissue in plants is arranged in long, discrete strands called vascular bundles. These bundles include both xylem and phloem, as well as supporting and protective cells. In stems and roots, the xylem typically lies closer to the interior of the stem with phloem towards the exterior of the stem. In the stems of some Asteriidae dicots, there may be phloem located inwardly from the xylem as well.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vascular tissue in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vascular tissue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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