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heartwood

Alternative forms: [Australia]#truewood, n. #heart, n. †duramen, n. [Cw]¦ripewood, n.

  • The inner, mostly dark layer of xylem which, in the growing tree, has ceased to contain living parenchyma cells. (≈ Ford-Robertson 1971)
German: Kernholz
French: bois parfait
Italian: durame
Spanish: duramen
Portuguese: cerne
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