ring-po·​rous ˈriŋ-ˌpȯr-əs How to pronounce ring-porous (audio)
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ring-porous was in 1892

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“Ring-porous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ring-porous. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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