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xylem vessels

Wood cells in hardwoods of comparatively large diameter that have open ends and are set one above the other to form continuous tubes called vessels. The openings of the vessels on the surface of a piece of wood are usually referred to as pores.
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  • vessels (xylem)
  • vessel members
  • vessel elements
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