cambia steadied herself by a supreme effort and thrust back the form that was supporting her.
But cambia could take no chances with herself nor with Gen. Evan!
As cambia clasped her lovingly to her bosom he acquainted Mary with what had occurred.
cambia was greatly disturbed by the sudden departure of the Montjoys.
cambia had been found weeping over her son, and that son was Gerald.
cambia bowed her head until it rested upon the hand that clasped hers.
cambia alone was left awake in the room, her mind busy with its past.
True or untrue, it was fatal to him if cambia was convinced.
But Edward, from time to time, as his mind reviewed the past, lifted tenderly to his lips the hand of cambia.
cambia heard nothing; her face was pale, her hand trembling.
Plural cambiums or cambia
A cylindrical layer of tissue in the stems and roots of many seed-bearing plants, consisting of cells that divide rapidly to form new layers of tissue. Cambium is a kind of meristem and is most active in woody plants, where it lies between the bark and wood of the stem. It is usually missing from monocotyledons, such as the grasses. ◇ The vascular cambium forms tissues that carry water and nutrients throughout the plant. On its outer surface, the vascular cambium forms new layers of phloem, and on its inner surface, new layers of xylem. The growth of these new tissues causes the diameter of the stem to increase. ◇ The cork cambium creates cells that eventually become bark on the outside and cells that add to the cortex on the inside. In woody plants, the cork cambium is part of the periderm. See also secondary growth.
The layer of a tree where growth occurs, just under the bark.