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sieve tube

noun, Botany
a vertical series of sieve cells in the phloem, specialized for the conduction of food materials.
a single sieve cell.
Origin of sieve tube
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • sieve tube development in strawberry receptacles in relation to fruit set and initial growth.
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sieve tube

(botany) an element of phloem tissue consisting of a longitudinal row of thin-walled elongated cells with perforations in their connecting walls through which food materials pass
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