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XYLEM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does xylem mean? 

XYLEM (noun)
  The noun XYLEM has 1 sense:

1. the woody part of plants: the supporting and water-conducting tissue, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels

  Familiarity information: XYLEM used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


XYLEM (noun)


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Meaning:

The woody part of plants: the supporting and water-conducting tissue, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("xylem" is a kind of...):

vascular tissue (tissue that conducts water and nutrients through the plant body in higher plants)

Meronyms (parts of "xylem"):

tracheid (long tubular cell peculiar to xylem)

Holonyms ("xylem" is a part of...):

ligneous plant; woody plant (a plant having hard lignified tissues or woody parts especially stems)


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