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early wood

noun
Origin of early wood
1910-1915
1910-15
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  • Pores varying in size from rather large to minute, the largest being in the early wood.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison
  • Pores in early wood plugged with tyloses, collected in a few rows.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison
  • Pores in early wood in a rather narrow band, round, variable in size, densely filled with tyloses.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison
  • Change from early wood to late wood is gradual and the difference in density is not great.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison
  • Pores in early wood moderately large, not abundant, nearly round, filled with tyloses.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison
  • Pores in early wood in a broad band, oval in shape, mostly free from tyloses.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison
  • Pores in early wood in a rather broad band (occasionally narrow), oval in shape, see Fig. 148, tyloses present.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison
  • Pores in early wood not large and mostly in a single row, Fig. 150 (several rows in slippery elm), round, tyloses present.

    Studies of Trees Jacob Joshua Levison
early wood in Science
early wood
  (ûr'lē)   
The part of the wood in a growth ring of a tree that is produced earlier in the growing season. The cells of early wood are larger and have thinner walls than those produced later in the growing season. Compare late wood.
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