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")