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



BrE BrE//ˈzaɪləm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈzaɪləm//
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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