Illustration of leaf anatomy
An example of the phloem is the tissue in plants that distributes the sugar that plants eat.
Origin of phloemGerman from Classical Greek phloos, bark, akin to phloiein, to swell: for Indo-European base see phlebo-
Origin of phloemGerman from Greek phloios bark ; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.
First attested in 1872. From German PhlÃ¶em, from Ancient Greek Ï†Î»ÏŒÎ¿Ï‚ (phloos, “husk, bark"), from Ï†Î»ÎÏ‰ (phleÅ, “I abound")