diffuse-porous
adjective Etymology: 1diffuse Date: circa 1902 having vessels more or less evenly distributed throughout an annual ring and not varying greatly in size — compare ring-porous

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  • diffuse-porous —  ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : having vessels distributed more or less uniformly throughout an annual ring and not varying greatly in size used of certain woody stems and roots (as those of maples and birches); compare ring porous * * * /di… …   Useful english dictionary

  • diffuse-porous — /di fyoohs pawr euhs, pohr /, adj. Bot. having annual rings in which the size of pores is approximately the same in wood formed in spring and summer. Cf. ring porous. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

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  • diffuse — I UK [dɪˈfjuːz] / US [dɪˈfjuz] verb Word forms diffuse : present tense I/you/we/they diffuse he/she/it diffuses present participle diffusing past tense diffused past participle diffused 1) [intransitive/transitive] if a gas or liquid diffuses… …   English dictionary

  • diffuse — dif|fuse1 [ dı fjuz ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive TECHNICAL if something diffuses through something, it spreads through it: Light gases diffuse through porous surfaces more rapidly than heavy gases. a ) if light diffuses, or something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ring-porous — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : having vessels more numerous and usually larger in cross section in the springwood with a resulting more or less distinct line between the springwood and the wood of the previous season used of woody stems and roots (as …   Useful english dictionary

  • ring-porous — adjective Date: 1902 having vessels more numerous and usually larger in cross section in the springwood with a resulting more or less distinct line between the springwood and the last season s wood compare diffuse porous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ring-porous — /ring pawr euhs, pohr /, adj. Bot. having annual rings marked by a conspicuous band of large pores in wood formed in spring. Cf. diffuse porous. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • Wood — Wooden redirects here. For other uses, see Wooden (disambiguation). Heartwood redirects here. For other uses, see Heartwood (disambiguation). This article is about the substance. For small forests, see woodland. For wood as a commodity, see… …   Wikipedia

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