noun, plural cam·bi·ums, cam·bi·a [kam-bee-uh]. /ˈkæm bi ə/. Botany.
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Origin of cambium
OTHER WORDS FROM cambiumcam·bi·al, adjective
Words nearby cambium
Example sentences 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.
The larv hatch and begin their work by burrowing across the cambium at right angles to the egg galleries.Our National Forests|Richard H. Douai Boerker
They are evidently made to get at the tender, juicy bark, or cambium layer, next to the hard wood of the tree.
The bud is rooted in the branch, and draws its sustenance from the milk of the pulpy cambium layer beneath the bark.
In some cases he seems to refer to the phloem and cambium by this name, and in other cases to the perimedullary zone.
Coniferin, C16H22O8, occurs in the cambium of coniferous woods.
British Dictionary definitions for cambium
noun plural -biums or -bia (-bɪə)
Derived forms of cambiumcambial, adjective
Word Origin for cambium
Scientific definitions for cambium
Plural cambiums cambia
Cultural definitions for cambium
The layer of a tree where growth occurs, just under the bark.