vascular plant


a plant having a vascular system.

Nearby words

  1. vascular hemophilia,
  2. vascular keratitis,
  3. vascular layer,
  4. vascular leiomyoma,
  5. vascular nerve,
  6. vascular polyp,
  7. vascular ray,
  8. vascular ring,
  9. vascular spider,
  10. vascular system

Origin of vascular plant

First recorded in 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for vascular plant

vascular plant

Any of various plants that have the vascular tissues xylem and phloem. The vascular plants include all seed-bearing plants (the gymnosperms and angiosperms) and the pteridophytes (including the ferns, lycophytes, and horsetails). Also called tracheophyte Compare nonvascular plant.
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