false ring

false ring

[¦fȯls ′riŋ]
(botany)
A layer of wood that is less than a full season's growth and often does not form a complete ring.
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Ring out the old, ring in the new, the year is going, let him go, ring out the false ring in the true.
Even the models and assumptions handed to us in school, the workplace, and our communities seem to have a false ring.
The occurrence of false rings and the indistinctiveness of sapwood rings were also reported in teak from India (Kumar et al.
A dendrochronologist must be able to read micro-rings just two cells wide, false rings embedded in a single annual ring, fuzzy ring boundaries in tropical trees, missing rings, pinched rings that are missing part of their circumference, frost rings formed from freezing temperatures during the growing season, and fire scars that lack telltale charcoal.