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procambium

[proh-kam-bee-uh m]
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noun Botany.
  1. the meristem from which vascular bundles are developed.
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Origin of procambium

From New Latin, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at pro-1, cambium
Also called provascular tissue.
Related formspro·cam·bi·al, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • They are made of protoplasm and are called the "procambium strands," Fig. 6.

    Wood and Forest

    William Noyes


British Dictionary definitions for procambium

procambium

noun
  1. undifferentiated plant tissue, just behind the growing tip in stems and roots, that develops into conducting tissues
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Derived Formsprocambial, adjective

Word Origin

C19: from pro- ² + cambium
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procambium in Science

procambium

[prō-kămbē-əm]
  1. The primary meristem in vascular plants that gives rise to primary vascular tissues (phloem and xylem).
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