vascular bundle


: a strand of specialized vascular tissue of higher plants consisting mostly of xylem and phloem

Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vascular bundle was in 1842

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“Vascular bundle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

vascular bundle

: a unit of the vascular system of a higher plant (as a fern or flowering plant) consisting usually of xylem and phloem together with parenchyma cells and fibers

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