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[proh-kam-bee-uh m] /proʊˈkæm bi əm/
noun, Botany
the meristem from which vascular bundles are developed.
Also called provascular tissue.
Origin of procambium
1870-75; < New Latin; see pro-1, cambium
Related forms
procambial, adjective Unabridged
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  • They are made of protoplasm and are called the "procambium strands," Fig. 6.

    Wood and Forest William Noyes
British Dictionary definitions for procambium


undifferentiated plant tissue, just behind the growing tip in stems and roots, that develops into conducting tissues
Derived Forms
procambial, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from pro-² + cambium
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procambium in Science
The primary meristem in vascular plants that gives rise to primary vascular tissues (phloem and xylem).
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