[ proh-kam-bee-uhm ]
/ proʊˈkæm bi əm /

noun Botany.

the meristem from which vascular bundles are developed.
Also called provascular tissue.

Origin of procambium

From New Latin, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at pro-1, cambium


pro·cam·bi·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for procambium

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

    Wood and Forest|William Noyes

British Dictionary definitions for procambium

/ (prəʊˈkæmbɪəm) /


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

Derived forms of procambium

procambial, adjective

Word Origin for procambium

C19: from pro- ² + cambium
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Scientific definitions for procambium

[ prō-kămbē-əm ]

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