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diffuse-porous

[dih-fyoos-pawr-uh s, -pohr-] /dɪˌfyusˈpɔr əs, -ˈpoʊr-/
adjective, Botany
1.
having annual rings in which the size of pores is approximately the same in wood formed in spring and summer.
Compare ring-porous.
Origin of diffuse-porous
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • diffuse-porous woods—Pores numerous, usually not plainly visible on cross-section without magnifier.

    Wood and Forest William Noyes
  • It is diffuse-porous, and the springwood is scarcely distinguishable from the summerwood.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • The wood is diffuse-porous, and the pores are small and not numerous.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • In discussing such woods it is customary to divide them into two large classes—ring-porous and diffuse-porous.

  • The wood is diffuse-porous, and the pores are too small to be easily seen by the naked eye.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson

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