early wood


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Origin of early wood

First recorded in 1910–15

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Science definitions for early wood

early wood


The part of the wood in a growth ring of a tree that is produced earlier in the growing season. The cells of early wood are larger and have thinner walls than those produced later in the growing season. Compare late wood.
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