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Definition of xylem noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

xylem

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈzaɪləm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈzaɪləm//
 
[uncountable] (biology)
 
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the material in plants that carries water and minerals upwards from the root compare phloem Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Greek xulon ‘wood’ + the passive suffix -ēma.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: xylem