sieve cells


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Related to sieve cells: primary phloem, Sieve plates, Companion cells

sieve cells

[′siv ‚selz]
(botany)
The food-conducting cells of phloem tissue in seedless vascular plants and gymnosperms; unlike sieve-tube members in angiosperms, they do not have sieve plates.
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