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cambium

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noun, cam·bi·um \ˈkam-bē-əm\

Definition of cambium

plural cambiums or -bia \-bē-ə\

  1. :  a thin formative layer between the xylem and phloem of most vascular plants that gives rise to new cells and is responsible for secondary growth

cambial play \-bē-əl\ adjective


Origin of cambium

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, exchange, from Latin cambire to exchange — more at change


First Known Use: 1671


CAMBIUM Defined for Kids

cambium

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noun cam·bi·um \ˈkam-bē-əm\

Definition of cambium for Students

plural cambiums or cambia \-bē-ə\

  1. :  soft tissue in woody plants from which new wood and bark grow




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