What does xylem mean?

Definitions for xylem
ˈzaɪ ləm, -lɛmxylem

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. xylem(noun)

    the woody part of plants: the supporting and water-conducting tissue, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels


  1. xylem(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: From Xylem, from ξύλον.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Xylem(noun)

    that portion of a fibrovascular bundle which has developed, or will develop, into wood cells; -- distinguished from phloem

  2. Origin: [Gr. xy`lon wood.]


  1. Xylem

    Xylem is one of the two types of transport tissue in vascular plants. The word xylem is derived from the Greek word ξύλον, meaning "wood"; the best-known xylem tissue is wood, though it is found throughout the plant. Its basic function is to transport water, but it also transports some nutrients through the plant.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Xylem

    zī′lem, n. the woody part of vegetable tissue—opposed to the phloëm, or bast part.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Xylem

    Plant tissue that carries water up the root and stem. Xylem cell walls derive most of their strength from LIGNIN. The vessels are similar to PHLOEM sieve tubes but lack companion cells and do not have perforated sides and pores.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of xylem in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of xylem in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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