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duramen


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Duramen  \Du*ra"men\,  n.  [L.,  hardness,  a  hardened,  i.  e., 
  ligneous,  vine  branch,  fr  durare  to  harden.  See  {Dure}.] 
  (Bot.) 
  The  heartwood  of  an  exogenous  tree. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  duramen 
  n  :  the  older  inactive  central  wood  of  a  tree  or  woody  plant; 
  usually  darker  and  denser  than  the  surrounding  sapwood 
  [syn:  {heartwood}] 




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