Definition of phloem noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

phloem

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈfloʊəm//
 
, NAmE//ˈfloʊɛm//
 
[uncountable](biology)
 
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the material in a plant containing very small tubes that carry sugars produced in the leaves around the plant compare xylem
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: phloem