Sieve-tube

sieve tube

noun Botany.
1.
a vertical series of sieve cells in the phloem, specialized for the conduction of food materials.
2.
a single sieve cell.

Origin:
1870–75

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sieve tube
 
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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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