1 formative one-cell-thick layer of tissue between xylem and phloem in most vascular plants that is responsible for secondary growth
2 the inner layer of the periosteum [also: cambia (pl)]
EtymologyFrom cambium, 'a change'
- 1863 — Harland Coultas, What may be learned from a tree
- During winter we perceive no change in the cells of the cambium layer, which are filled with nutritive matter . . .
- In the context of "Late Latin}} A change
In botany the cambium is a layer or layers of tissue, also known as lateral meristems, that are the source of cells for secondary growth. There are two types of cambium
- Taiz, L and Zeiger, E. 1998. Plant Physiology, 2nd edition. Sinauer Associates, Inc