Meaning of “cambium” in the English Dictionary

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"cambium" in British English

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cambiumnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈkæəm/ us /ˈkæəm/ plural cambiums or cambia specialized

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  • Between the bark and the wood is a very thin layer which is called cambium. 
  • Leaf dead, cambium of stem green. 
  • The cambium layer is the real, active part of the tree. 
  • The fungus attacks the cambium tissue underneath the bark. 
  • This layer of cambium might be likened to our blood system. 

(Definition of “cambium” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cambium" in American English

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cambiumnoun [ U ]


biology the layer of growing tissue between the bark (= outer covering) and the wood of a tree that produces new bark and wood

(Definition of “cambium” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)