growth ring


growth ring
noun
an annual formation of wood in plants as they grow
Syn: ↑annual ring
Hypernyms: ↑organic phenomenon

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noun
: a layer of wood developed during any one continuous growth period; usually : annual ring

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growth ring noun
A recognizable increment of wood in a cross-section of a branch or trunk, usu but not necessarily an annual ring
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Main Entry:grow

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growth ring,
= annual ring: (Cf.annual ring) »

Growth rings are the layers of wood laid down by the cambium in successive periods (Fred W. Emerson).

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n. a concentric layer of wood, shell, or bone developed during an annual or other regular period of growth

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ˈgrowth ring 7 [growth ring] noun
a layer of wood, shell or bone developed in one year, or in another regular period of growth, that an expert can look at to find out how old sth is

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • growth ring — noun Any of the concentric rings formed in the trunk of a tree by the annual growth of wood Syn: tree ring, annual ring …   Wiktionary

  • growth ring — noun Date: 1907 a layer of wood (as an annual ring) produced during a single period of growth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • growth ring — /ˈgroʊθ rɪŋ/ (say grohth ring) noun → tree ring …   Australian English dictionary

  • growth ring. — See annual ring. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

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  • growth ring — noun a concentric layer of wood, shell, or bone developed during an annual or other regular period of growth …   English new terms dictionary

  • growth ring — Rings visible in a cross section of a woody stem, such as a tree trunk. Each ring represents the xylem formed in one year as a result of fluctuating activity of the vascular cambium …   Glossary of Biotechnology