The tough outer covering of the woody stems and roots of trees, shrubs, and other woody plants. It includes all tissues outside the vascular cambium.
A usually horizontal deposit or expanse; a stratum:
The outer coat of the spore-bearing organ in certain fungi
A tissue in vascular plants that carries water and dissolved minerals from the roots and provides support for softer tissues. Xylem consists of several different types of cells: fibers for support, parenchyma for storage, and tracheary elements for the transport of water. The tracheary elements are arranged as long tubes through which columns of water are raised. In a tree trunk, the innermost part of the wood is dead but structurally strong xylem, while the outer part consists of living xylem, and beyond it, layers of cambium and phloem.
the tissue that surrounds the lens nucleus
The layer of gray matter in vertebrates that covers the cerebral hemispheres and is composed of folds of neurons and axons. The cerebral cortex is responsible for higher functions of the nervous system, including voluntary muscle activity and learning, language, and memory.
the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
(R.C.Ch.) A circular white wool band with pendants, worn over the shoulders by a pope or archbishop
The central portion of an anatomical structure, such as the adrenal gland or the kidney.
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