blister figure

blister figure, quilted figure

A quilt-like pattern in wood veneer, usually caused by a nonuniform grain structure.
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XRPD Measurements of Tablets Through the Blister Figure 2 shows XRPD data from a single commercial tablet, both with and without the surrounding blister.
describes the look of sapele pommele as a "plum pudding and blister figure" in his book Know Your Woods.