- 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.
xylem definition by Webster's New World
Origin: German ; from Classical Greek xylon, wood
xylem definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: German, from Greek xulon, wood.
xylem - Cultural Definition
xylem - Science Definition
Xylem cells in a stem carry water from a plant's roots to its leaves. Phloem distributes food that is made in the plant's leaves to other parts of the plant. Cambium cells divide into either xylem or phloem cells. The cortex and pith, seen in the stem cross section (left), provide structural support.