growth ring
noun Date: 1907 a layer of wood (as an annual ring) produced during a single period of growth

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • growth ring — ► NOUN ▪ a concentric layer of wood, shell, or bone developed during a regular period of growth …   English terms dictionary

  • growth ring — In a cross section of the stem of a woody plant, the amount of wood added during a single growth period. In temperate regions this period is usually one year, in which case the growth ring may be called an annual ring. In tropical regions growth… …   Universalium

  • growth ring — noun an annual formation of wood in plants as they grow • Syn: ↑annual ring • Hypernyms: ↑organic phenomenon * * * noun : a layer of wood developed during any one continuous growth period; usually : annual ring …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — a layer of material deposited on a scale or bone which reflects the growth of a fish. Also called growth mark or growth zone …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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

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

  • growth ring — rings that form in the wood of a tree during seasonal growth (can be viewed in a cross sectional slice and used to estimate the age of the tree) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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

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