- Xylem is a type of tissue in plants that carries water.
An example of xylem is what moves water and some nutrients through a plant.
Xylem vessels in a leaf skeleton.
Origin of xylemGerman ; from Classical Greek xylon, wood
Origin of xylemGerman, from Greek xulon, wood.
From German Xylem, from Ancient Greek ξύλον (ksulon, “wood”).