vascular tissue


: plant tissue concerned mainly with conduction
especially : the specialized tissue of higher plants consisting essentially of phloem and xylem

Examples of vascular tissue in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the process of transmuting the mid-rib of the leaf, the plant undergoes a proliferation of new vascular tissue — and avoids rotting while the rest of the leaf withers away. Douglas Main, New York Times, 25 Feb. 2024 If viral reactivation can be prevented in the nerves with a vaccine, it can potentially be kept from spreading to vascular tissue. Laura Hensley, Verywell Health, 31 Aug. 2023 That light would be targeted at interstitial fluid — a substance in the spaces between cells that carries nutrients and waste — or some other vascular tissue. Victoria Song, The Verge, 18 Mar. 2023 To replicate the traumatic effects on vascular tissue from an improvised explosive device, Parker and his team used a high-speed motor to stretch the elastic substrate by one-fifth of an inch in just a few microseconds, then release it. Gregory Mone, Discover Magazine, 22 Mar. 2013 To extend vitality, add fresh water daily, re-cut flowers stems (1/4 inch to 1 inch) to open up new vascular tissue and remove the leaves below the water line. oregonlive, 15 Apr. 2022 Leaving them open to air allows damage to the vascular tissue, which affects water absorption. oregonlive, 15 Apr. 2022 The discoloration extends into the tissue as far as the sapwood, which contains the functioning vascular tissue. oregonlive, 23 Jan. 2022 From a satellite’s point of view, New Jersey’s barrier islands barely register, like fine white bones pulled from a body of green, separated by a vascular tissue of wetlands and shallow bays. New York Times, 13 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Vascular tissue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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