Anemosis
Anemosis An`e*mo"sis, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? wind.] A condition in the wood of some trees in which the rings are separated, as some suppose, by the action of high winds upon the trunk; wind shake. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • anemosis — [an΄ə mō′sis] n. [ModL < ANEM(O) + OSIS] WIND SHAKE …   English World dictionary

  • anemosis — /an euh moh sis/, n., pl. anemoses / seez/. See wind shake (def. 1). [ANEMO + SIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • anemosis — noun a shake in timber caused by high winds …   Wiktionary

  • anemosis — an·e·mo·sis …   English syllables

  • anemosis — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wind-shaken — Wind shak en, a. Shaken by the wind; specif. (Forestry), affected by wind shake, or anemosis (which see, above). [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wind shake — /wind/ 1. Also called anemosis. a flaw in wood supposed to be caused by the action of strong winds upon the trunk of the tree. 2. such flaws collectively. Also called cup shake. [1535 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • anem- — combining form or anemo Etymology: probably from French anémo , from Greek anem , anemo , from anemos more at animate 1. : wind anemosis anemometer 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • wind shake — noun 1. : a shake in timber attributed to high winds pine free from knots, wind shakes, and other defects U.S. Daily 2. : a defective condition marked by wind shakes * * * /wind/ 1. Also called anemosis. a flaw in wood supposed to be caused by… …   Useful english dictionary

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