one of the kinds of xylem conducting tubes. Vessels are tubular in shape and consist of hollow cells placed end to end and connected by perforations.
Wood cells of comparatively large diameter that have open ends and are set one above the other to form continuous tubes; the openings of the vessels on the surface of a piece of wood are usually referred to as pores.
Tube-like structure of indeterminate length in hardwoods which carry water and nutrients from the roots.
Generally, this refers to a tube that carries liquid. In botany, it is usually used to refer to the xylem and phloem vessels that carry water and food around the body of a plant. In zoology, it may be used to refer to the vessels that carry lymph or blood around the body and to and from the heart.
the main conducting vessels of the xylem found in the angiosperms.
(Botany). One of the tubular conductive structures of xylem, consisting of dead cylindrical cells that are attached end to end and connected by perforations. They are found in nearly all flowering plants.