[proh-kam-bee-uh m]

noun Botany.

the meristem from which vascular bundles are developed.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for procambium

Historical Examples of procambium

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

    Wood and Forest

    William Noyes

British Dictionary definitions for procambium



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

Word Origin for procambium

C19: from pro- ² + cambium
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procambium in Science



The primary meristem in vascular plants that gives rise to primary vascular tissues (phloem and xylem).
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