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heartwood

[hahrt-woo d] /ˈhɑrtˌwʊd/
noun
1.
the hard central wood of the trunk of an exogenous tree; duramen.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; heart + wood1
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heartwood

/ˈhɑːtˌwʊd/
noun
1.
the central core of dark hard wood in tree trunks, consisting of nonfunctioning xylem tissue that has become blocked with resins, tannins, and oils Compare sapwood
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heartwood
  (härt'wd')   
The older, nonliving central wood of a tree or woody plant, usually darker and harder than the younger sapwood. Unlike the sapwood, it no longer conducts water, and its main function is the support of the tree.
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