- Phloem is the tissue in plants that transport food to the parts of the plant where it needs to go.
An example of the phloem is the tissue in plants that distributes the sugar that plants eat.
phloem definition by Webster's New World
Origin: German ; from Classical Greek phloos, bark, akin to phloiein, to swell: for Indo-European base see phlebo-
phloem definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: German, from Greek phloios, bark; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.
phloem - Cultural Definition
phloem - Science Definition