vascular ray

noun

: a band of usually parenchymatous cells extending from the cambium into both the xylem and phloem of a plant root or stem that conducts fluids radially and appears in a cross section like a spoke of a wheel

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1673, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vascular ray was circa 1673

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“Vascular ray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vascular%20ray. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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vascular ray

noun
: a band of tissue in a root or stem of a vascular plant that looks in cross section like a spoke of a wheel and that carries fluids along a radius away from the center of the root or stem

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