[ proh-kam-bee-uhm ]

  1. 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

Other words from procambium

  • pro·cam·bi·al, adjective

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How to use procambium in a sentence

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

    Wood and Forest | William Noyes

British Dictionary definitions for procambium


/ (prəʊˈkæmbɪəm) /

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

Origin of procambium

C19: from pro- ² + cambium

Derived forms of procambium

  • procambial, adjective

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Scientific definitions for 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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