sieve-tube member

sieve-tube member

[′siv ‚tüb ‚mem·bər]
(botany)
The food-conducting cells of phloem tissue in angiosperms; the individual cells have a sieve plate at each end and are arranged end to end to form a sieve tube.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.