sieve tube

noun

Definition of sieve tube

: a tube consisting of an end-to-end series of thin-walled living plant cells characteristic of the phloem and held to function chiefly in translocation of organic solutes

First Known Use of sieve tube

1875, in the meaning defined above

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“Sieve tube.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sieve%20tube. Accessed 29 Mar. 2020.

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