Phloem is the tissue in plants that transport food to the parts of the plant where it needs to go.(noun)
An example of the phloem is the tissue in plants that distributes the sugar that plants eat.
See phloem in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Ger < Gr phloos, bark, akin to phloiein, to swell: for IE base see phlebo-
See phloem in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from Greek phloios, bark; see bhleu- in Indo-European roots.
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