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Wood vs. Xylem — What's the Difference?

Wood vs. Xylem — What's the Difference?

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Wood

Wood is a porous and fibrous structural tissue found in the stems and roots of trees and other woody plants. It is an organic material – a natural composite of cellulose fibers that are strong in tension and embedded in a matrix of lignin that resists compression.

Xylem

Xylem is one of the two types of transport tissue in vascular plants, the other being phloem. The basic function of xylem is to transport water from roots to stems and leaves, but it also transports nutrients.

Wood

The hard fibrous material that forms the main substance of the trunk or branches of a tree or shrub, used for fuel or timber
A block of wood
Best quality woods were used for joinery

Xylem

The tissue of vascular plants that conducts water and minerals, provides support, and consists of tracheary elements and parenchyma cells. Woody tissue is made of secondary xylem produced by the vascular cambium.

Wood

An area of land, smaller than a forest, that is covered with growing trees
A thick hedge divided the wood from the field
A long walk in the woods
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Xylem

(botany) A vascular tissue in land plants primarily responsible for the distribution of water and minerals taken up by the roots; also the primary component of wood.

Wood

The secondary xylem of trees and shrubs, lying beneath the bark and consisting largely of cellulose and lignin.

Xylem

That portion of a fibrovascular bundle which has developed, or will develop, into wood cells; - distinguished from phloëm.

Wood

This tissue when cut and dried, used especially for building material and fuel.

Xylem

The woody part of plants: the supporting and water-conducting tissue, consisting primarily of tracheids and vessels

Wood

A growth of trees and other plants usually covering a smaller area than a forest.

Wood

A forest.

Wood

(Music) A woodwind.

Wood

(Sports) Any of a series of golf clubs used to hit long shots, having a bulbous head made of wood, metal, or graphite, and numbered one to five in order of increasing loft.

Wood

To fuel with wood.

Wood

To cover with trees; forest.

Wood

To gather or be supplied with wood.

Wood

Made or consisting of wood; wooden.

Wood

Used or suitable for cutting, storing, or working with wood.

Wood

Woods Living, growing, or present in forests
Woods animals.
A woods path.

Wood

Mentally deranged.

Wood

(uncountable) The substance making up the central part of the trunk and branches of a tree. Used as a material for construction, to manufacture various items, etc. or as fuel.
This table is made of wood.
There was lots of wood on the beach.

Wood

(countable) The wood of a particular species of tree.
Teak is much used for outdoor benches, but a number of other woods are also suitable, such as ipé, redwood, etc.

Wood

A forested or wooded area.
A wood beyond this moor was viewed as a border area in the seventeenth century.
He got lost in the woods beyond Seattle.

Wood

Firewood.
We need more wood for the fire.

Wood

A type of golf club, the head of which was traditionally made of wood.

Wood

(music) A woodwind instrument.

Wood

An erection of the penis.
That girl at the strip club gave me wood.

Wood

Chess pieces.

Wood

A peckerwood.

Wood

(transitive) To cover or plant with trees.

Wood

To hide behind trees.

Wood

(transitive) To supply with wood, or get supplies of wood for.
To wood a steamboat or a locomotive

Wood

(intransitive) To take or get a supply of wood.

Wood

(obsolete) Mad, insane, crazed.

Wood

Mad; insane; possessed; rabid; furious; frantic.
Our hoste gan to swear as [if] he were wood.

Wood

To grow mad; to act like a madman; to mad.

Wood

To supply with wood, or get supplies of wood for; as, to wood a steamboat or a locomotive.

Wood

To take or get a supply of wood.

Wood

A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; - frequently used in the plural.
Light thickens, and the crowMakes wing to the rooky wood.

Wood

The substance of trees and the like; the hard fibrous substance which composes the body of a tree and its branches, and which is covered by the bark; timber.

Wood

The fibrous material which makes up the greater part of the stems and branches of trees and shrubby plants, and is found to a less extent in herbaceous stems. It consists of elongated tubular or needle-shaped cells of various kinds, usually interwoven with the shinning bands called silver grain.

Wood

Trees cut or sawed for the fire or other uses.
We cast the lots . . . for the wood offering.

Wood

The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees

Wood

The trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area

Wood

United States film actress (1938-1981)

Wood

English conductor (1869-1944)

Wood

English writer of novels about murders and thefts and forgeries (1814-1887)

Wood

United States painter noted for works based on life in the Midwest (1892-1942)

Wood

Any wind instrument other than the brass instruments

Wood

A golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head; metal woods are now available

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