in·​ter·​lu·​ca·​tion | \ ˌintə(r)lüˈkāshən also -)lyüˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of interlucation

: the cutting of trees from a stand so that the remaining trees will grow rapidly

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History and Etymology for interlucation

Latin interlucation-, interlucatio act of pruning, act of thinning, from interlucatus (past participle of interlucare to thin, top, from inter- + -lucare —from luc-, lux light) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Interlucation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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