[ring-pawr-uh s, -pohr-]
- having annual rings marked by a conspicuous band of large pores in wood formed in spring.
Origin of ring-porous
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for ring-porous
The wood is ring-porous, that is, the inner edge of the yearly growth ring has a row of large pores.American Forest Trees
Henry H. Gibson
A wood with its large pores collected into one row or in a single band is said to be ring-porous.Studies of Trees
Jacob Joshua Levison
That would represent the ring-porous woods, and the large tubes would be called vessels, or trache.
Ring-porous woods, in which the pores appear (in a cross-section) in concentric rings, as in chestnut, ash and elm.
Ring-porous woods—Pores numerous, usually visible on cross-section without magnifier.