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juvenile wood

Alternative forms: =core, n. =core wood, n. #immature wood, n. #juvenile core, n. #pith wood, n.

  • In young trees or in tissues located near the stem apex, an inner core of xylem surrounding the pith, in which the cells are low in density, smaller and/or less structurally developed than those of the outer xylem or older part of the stem. (≈ Ford-Robertson 1971)
German: Jugendholz
French: bois juvénile
Italian: legno giovanile
Spanish: madera jóven
Portuguese: madeira juvenil

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