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annual ring

noun
1.
an annual formation of wood in plants, consisting of two concentric layers, one of springwood and one of summerwood.
Also called growth ring, tree ring.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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annual ring

noun
1.
a ring of wood indicating one year's growth, seen in the transverse section of stems and roots of woody plants growing in temperate climates Also called tree ring
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noun

See tree ring

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annual-ring in Science
annual ring  
See under growth ring.
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