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duramen

[doo-rey-min, dyoo-] /dʊˈreɪ mɪn, dyʊ-/
noun, Botany
1.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin dūrāmen hardness, hardened vine branch, equivalent to dūrā(re) to harden + -men noun suffix
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duramen

/djʊˈreɪmɛn/
noun
1.
another name for heartwood
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: hardness, from dūrāre to harden
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