duramen

duramen

[doo-rey-min, dyoo-]
noun Botany.

Origin:
1830–40; < Latin dūrāmen hardness, hardened vine branch, equivalent to dūrā(re) to harden + -men noun suffix

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duramen (djʊˈreɪmɛn)
 
n
another name for heartwood
 
[C19: from Latin: hardness, from dūrāre to harden]

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