wood ray


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wood ray

[′wu̇d ‚rā]
(botany)
A vascular ray consisting of a radial row of parenchyma cells in secondary xylem. Also known as xylem ray.
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The wood rays are probably the most important factor in checking of red oak veneer.
The most commonly used explanation is the occurrence of wood rays in the radial direction.
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According to Sweitzer wood rays are homocellular (consisting of procumbent cells only), whereas in all four of our specimens (the living and three herbarium collections) rays are heterocellular.
Salient lines of structural specialization in the wood rays of dicotyledons.