Tracheids

Science / Biology / Tracheids: Long, tapered cells with pitted walls that form a system of tubes in the xylem and carry water and solutes from the roots to the rest of the plant. One type of xylem cells. Tracheids are long and relatively narrow, and transport materials from the roots upward. Tracheids are dead at maturity and have lignin in their secondary walls.

Xylem

Science / Biology / Xylem: Tissue in the vascular system of plants that moves water and dissolved nutrients from the roots to the leaves; composed of various cell types including tracheids and vessel elements. Plant tissue type MORE

Vessel Elements

Science / Biology / Vessel Elements: Short, wide cells arranged end to end, forming a system of tubes in the xylem that moves water and solutes from the roots to the rest of the plant. Large diameter cells of the xylem that are extremely MORE

Vascular Plants

Science / Biology / Vascular Plants: Group of plants having lignified conducting tissue (xylem vessels or tracheids). MORE

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