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 specialized and efficient at conduction. An evolutionary advance over tracheids. Most angiosperms have vessels.
Elements Noun Synonyms: (adverse or unfavourable) weather, climatic conditions
Vessel Adverb Synonyms: craft, boat, ship, ark, barque or also bark
Vessel Noun Synonyms: container, receptacle, utensil, holder
Science / Biology / Sieve Elements: Tubular, thin-walled cells that form a system of tubes extending from the roots to the leaves in the phloem of plants; lose their nuclei and organelles at maturity, but retain a functional plasma memb MORE
Entertainment / Literature / The Four Elements: The alchemical theory that all matter was composed of four components: earth, air, fire, and water. Each element had two spectrums of quality: hot/cold and dry/wet. For instance, earth was cold and dr MORE