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English Dictionary: Cambium by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
cambium
n
  1. a formative one-cell layer of tissue between xylem and phloem in most vascular plants that is responsible for secondary growth
  2. the inner layer of the periosteum
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
      wood.]
      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.
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