- 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.
the woody vascular tissue of a plant, characterized by the presence of vessels or tracheids or both, fibers, and parenchyma, that conducts water and mineral salts in the stems, roots, and leaves and gives support to the softer tissues
Origin of xylemGerman ; from Classical Greek xylon, wood
The tissue of vascular plants that conducts water and minerals, provides support, and consists of tracheary elements and parenchyma cells. Woody tissue is made of secondary xylem produced by the vascular cambium.
Origin of xylemGerman, from Greek xulon, wood.
From German Xylem, from Ancient Greek Î¾ÏÎ»Î¿Î½ (ksulon, “wood").