vascular bundle

a longitudinal arrangement of strands of xylem and phloem, and sometimes cambium, that forms the fluid-conducting channels of vascular tissue in the rhizomes, stems, and leaf veins of vascular plants, the arrangement varying with the type of plant.
[1880-85]

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  • vascular bundle — /væskjələ ˈbʌndl/ (say vaskyuhluh bundl) noun an aggregation of strands of specialised conductive and mechanical tissue in a plant …   Australian English dictionary

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