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vascular ray

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noun Botany.

a radiate band of parenchyma in the secondary xylem extending into the secondary phloem of the stems of certain vascular plants, formed by the cambium and serving for the storage of food and the conduction of nutriments.

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Origin of vascular ray

First recorded in 1665–75
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vascular ray

noun

another name for medullary ray
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