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bark

bark

Plant tissue that provides a rough, woody external covering on the stems of trees.
central vacuole

central vacuole

Large saclike organelle in plant cells; stores substances such as water; helps keep plant tissues rigid.
node

node

Part of a plant where leaves and other structures may grow; composed of a bud of meristem tissue that can divide and specialize to form a particular structure.
stem

stem

Plant organ that holds plants upright, so they can obtain sunlight and oxygen.

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