phloem fiber

noun

: a fiber found in or associated with the phloem that is often commercially useful (as in flax) because of its great tensile strength and pliability and that differs from the xylem fiber in that its pits are usually small and simple

called also bast fiber

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“Phloem fiber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phloem%20fiber. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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