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cambium

Alternative forms: ¦vascular cambium, n.

  • Thin layer of meristematic tissue that lies between, and gives rise by active division to, secondary xylem on the inside and secondary phloem on the outside. (≈ Ford-Robertson 1971, Fritts 1976)
German: Kambium
French: cambium
Italian: cambio
Spanish: cámbium
Portuguese: câmbio

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