wetwood

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wet +‎ wood

Noun[edit]

wetwood

  1. (phytopathology) Wood with a darkened or wet appearance resulting from abnormally high water content or a bacterial infection.
    • 1980, J. C. Ward, Wetwood in trees: a timber resource problem, page 8:
      Even though considerable data may show that a species in class 1 is not susceptible to wetwood formation, it may be important to continue looking for exceptions.

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