|English Dictionary: Cambium||by the DICT Development Group|
|2 results for Cambium|
|From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:|
|From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:|
Cambium \Cam"bi*um\, n. [LL. cambium exchange, fr. L. cambire to|
exchange. It was supposed that cambium was sap changing into
1. (Bot.) A series of formative cells lying outside of the
wood proper and inside of the inner bark. The growth of
new wood takes place in the cambium, which is very soft.
2. (Med.) A fancied nutritive juice, formerly supposed to
originate in the blood, to repair losses of the system,
and to promote its increase. --Dunglison.