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diffuse–porous

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adjective dif·fuse–po·rous \di-ˌfyüs-ˈpȯr-əs\

Definition of diffuse–porous

  1. :  having vessels more or less evenly distributed throughout an annual ring and not varying greatly in size — compare ring-porous



Origin of diffuse–porous

1diffuse


First Known Use: circa 1902


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