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tree ring

Alternative forms: =annual ring, n. =annual growth ring, n.

  • A layer of cells produced in one year in the xylem or phloem. Latewood-earlywood boundaries of successive tree rings are distinct and mostly extend around the entire circumference of the stem.
German: Jahrring
French: cerne
Italian: anello annuale
Spanish: anillo
Portuguese: anel de crescimento
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