vascular bundle definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Bot. an isolated unit of the conducting system of vascular plants, consisting of xylem and phloem, frequently with other interspersed cells or a sheath of thick-walled cells
vascular bundle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A strand of primary conductive plant tissue consisting essentially of xylem and phloem. Also called fibrovascular bundle.
vascular bundle - Science Definition
A strand of primary tissues found within the stem of a plant and consisting of xylem and phloem, along with cambium. The vascular bundles develop from the procambium of the growing stem. In the monocotyledons, vascular bundles are found in complex arrangements dispersed throughout the stem. In eudicotyledons, they are arranged in a ring, with the xylem of each bundle on the inside and the phloem on the outside. Also called fibrovascular bundle. See also fascicular cambium, interfascicular cambium.
Variant of bundle
- a number of things tied, wrapped, or otherwise held together
- a package or parcel
- a bunch, collection, or group
- Slang a large amount of money
- any of the strands of specialized cells that conduct fluids or add strength in higher plantsin full vascular bundle
- an anatomical unit consisting of a number of separate nerve fibers, muscles, etc. closely banded together
- any of the strands of specialized cells that conduct fluids or add strength in higher plants
Origin: Middle English bundel, probably ; from Middle Dutch bondel, diminutive ; from bond ; from binden, bind
transitive verb bundled, bundling
- to make into a bundle; wrap or tie together
- to offer together with a related product or service for sale at a package price: to bundle an Internet browser with a PC
- to send hastily or without ceremony; hustle (away, off, out, or into)
- to move or go hastily; bustle
- to lie in the same bed with one's sweetheart without undressing: a former courting custom, esp. in New England
- bundler noun