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Below you will find the definition of xylem, followed by 41 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the woody part of plants: the supporting and water-conducting tissue, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels
EXAMPLES - Xylem in a Sentence
- Watson and Crick xenotransplantation xylem zoology (source)
- Wyoming xenophobia xenotransplantation x-ray x-ray xylem (source)
- Thus the plant cannot exist without say the xylem or the phloem. (source)
- Seasonal occurrence of xylem embolism in sugar maple Acer saccharum. (source)
- A xylem cell with fluorescent lignocellulose bands as the major feature (source)
- With a study of the secondary xylem of Neotropical Lecythidaceae by Carl de Zeeuw. (source)
- This tissue is comprised of two types of specialized cells called xylem and phloem. (source)
- "We learn that the tree shots are in reality dead xylem cells shattering in the cold." (source)
- WHAT: Patrick Renner's exhibit, "xylem," and Jonathan Leach's "Beauty and the Byproduct" (source)
- As xylem ages it forms new hardwood, or a new ring on the outside of the wood portion of the trunk. (source)
- Distribution of root xylem and root xylem and phloem in root phloem between phloem a ring of xylem c. (source)
- Now what are the chances of another yet to be beneficial mutation developing into the xylem - buckleys. (source)
- The title of the exhibition, "xylem," refers to the water-conducting tissue of vascular or woody plants. (source)
- The monocot root has a ring of vascular tissue where alternating bundles of xylem and phloem surround pith. (source)
- Effects of simulated thaw on xylem cavitation, residual embolism, spring dieback and shoot growth in yellow birch. (source)
- Of course, I think, as far as short sticks go, this is just a fragment of bark with a few shreds of xylem clinging weakly to it. (source)
- The secondary cell wall is found in tissues that require extra rigidity such as the stem, trunk, xylem or other specialised tissue. (source)
- Known as xylem, these cells hold the bulk of cellulose and lignin in plants, which are both major targets of recent biofuel research. (source)
- Root and stem xylem embolism, stomatal conductance, and leaf turgor in Acer grandidentatum populations along a soil moisture gradient. (source)
- Effects of xylem caviation and freezing injury on dieback of yellow birch Betula alleghaniensis in relation to a simulated winter thaw. (source)
- In nature, trees use water in tubular tissues, called xylem, like ropes that pull more water out of the ground, delivering it to leaves. (source)
- Or they could also be able to explain why plants need root hairs, why some substances move up the phloem and others down the xylem or vice versa? (source)
- Xylem and phloem are in distinctive vascular bundles. a. In each bundle, xylem is found to the inside of the stem; phloem is found to the outside. b. (source)
- If by chance a one celled plant organism mutated and developed a phloem, this new structure ie the phloem is useless to the organism without the xylem. (source)
- The primary cell wall is ellucidated below and is found in tissues that require extra rigidity such as the stem, trunk, xylem or other specialised tissue. (source)
- Large wounds can be sealed over by new layers of xylem and phloem, but it may take years to cover the wound from a large limb being cut or torn from the trunk. (source)
- On the other hand, leafhoppers and planthoppers, that feed at least half the time on the deeper layer of conductive tissues (called the xylem), get knocked down. (source)
- If I could find a cloven pine, I'd climb right in and only think about xylem and phloem for a while, and photosynthesis, especially in alien colors, as alexfiles wrote about. (source)
- This secondary cell wall may consist of simply thicker cellulose microfibrils with more cross linking, or the deposition of lignin that makes up wood in the case of the xylem. (source)
- In larger plant species, transpirational pull from the stomatal openings create the 'suction' through the xylem vessel system from the leaves all the way down to the root hairs. (source)
- The work is divided between two subsystems: xylem, which takes water and minerals from the roots to the rest of the plant, and phloem, which conducts sugars down from the leaves. (source)
- Skiing xylem No matter how hard they try, NBC cannot make x-country skiing exciting #olympics hahah commentator: "how do u set wax for a day like this" emilam Done skiing for the day. (source)
- Dr. Marshall himself admits that "We don't know yet," and the explanation of the xylem flow and hormonal changes may account for part of the mechanism, but there must be a lot more to the biological clock. (source)
- Trying to protect the wood with pruning paints seems like a good idea in theory, but research has shown that it actually slows down a tree's natural ability to form new xylem and phloem to seal over the damage. (source)
- The process involves passive movement of water from roots to soil water when the soil water potential is less than the xylem water potential (or, when one part of the soil has lower soil water potential than another part). (source)
- As more water vapor molecules exit the plant, the remaining water molecules tug on each other and will pull an entire column of water throughout the plant body through special tissues called xylem during the process of transpiration. (source)
- They are typical examples of pattern formation through ramification. xylem, which brings water from the stem into the leaf. phloem, which usually moves sap out, the latter containing the glucose produced by photosynthesis in the leaf. (source)
- Because submerged plants are capable absorbing water, nutrients, and dissolved gases directly through their leaves, xylem (the part of the plant responsible for carrying water and nutrients from the roots to the leaves) is reduced or absent. (source)
- Students could simply rote-memorize the names of the structures phloem, xylem, cambium, stomata, root hairs... and be able to reproduce textbook definitions and drawings of them, complete with labels of the substances transported and the directions of flow. (source)
- As the jury is still out on how the different factors associated with forest decline rank quantitatively, I would advise that anyone interested in acid rain in eastern hardwood forests should investigate papers that look at xylem cavitation due to spring thaw-freeze events, and decide for themselves which data are more convincing. (source)
- But several speakers said many coastal residents have tested positive for chemicals in their blood like those found in oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, such as benzene and xylem, while independent testing of seafood sponsored by environmental groups and attorneys representing plaintiffs in lawsuits against BP and others involved in the spill have found larger amounts of contamination than the FDA tests. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 52.0, which suggests that "xylem" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 8 synonyms for xylem.
calm, cilium, culm, helm, slim, slime, slum, xylose
We have 0 antonyms for xylem.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of xylem from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The supporting and water-conducting tissue of vascular plants, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels; woody tissue.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A vascular tissue in land plants primarily responsible for the distribution of water and minerals taken up by the roots; also the primary component of wood.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) That portion of a fibrovascular bundle which has developed, or will develop, into wood cells; -- distinguished from phloëm.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) In botany, that part of a fibrovascular bundle which contains ducts or tracheids—that is, the woody part, as distinguished from the phloëm, or bast part. Compare phloëm. See protoxylem, leptoxylem.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the woody part of plants: the supporting and water-conducting tissue, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels