noun, plural cam·bi·ums, cam·bi·a [kam-bee-uh] /ˈkæm bi ə/. Botany.
Origin of cambium
Related formscam·bi·al, adjective
Examples from the Web for cambium
When summer comes, adult beetles attack and larva feed in the cambium layer, girdling the trees and sealing their doom.
Cambium is an old name of the physiologists for nutritive juice.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
This is one of the arguments in favor of the view that cambium also rises from the roots.
Incessantly they kept talking about "sap" and "cambium," "paling up," "breaking down," and "blinding of an eye."Bouvard and Pcuchet|Gustave Flaubert
The inner milky substance between the bark and the wood, called the cambium layer, is probably the source of their supplies.Riverby|John Burroughs
The presence of old splits is often indicated by a ridge of callous, the result of the cambium's effort to occlude the wound.The Mechanical Properties of Wood|Samuel J. Record
British Dictionary definitions for cambium
noun plural -biums or -bia (-bɪə)
Derived Formscambial, adjective
Word Origin for cambium
Science definitions for cambium
Plural cambiums cambia
Culture definitions for cambium
The layer of a tree where growth occurs, just under the bark.