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sap
Subject Category
F Plant Science and Plant Products
S Biological Sciences
Definition
A fluid that circulates in vessel elements (xylem) or sieve tube elements (phloem) of a plant. It is often noticed as an exudate from the ruptured plant tissues. It is composed of water, salts, sugars, gases, organic matter, etc.
Definition Source
NAL Thesaurus Staff
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http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/857.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/857
Used For
bleeding sap
Broader Term
plant secretions and exudates
Related Term
latex
sap flow
sap sugars
sieve tubes
tree tapping
xylem vessels
Spanish
savia
Term Number
857