Medullary rays

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(Bot.) the rays of cellular tissue seen in a transverse section of exogenous wood, which pass from the pith to the bark.

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Request Brochure of this Report- Red and white oak quarter sawn floorings are highly sought after as these trees have characteristic medullary rays that give a distinct appearance to quarter sawn flooring.
The cooperage reports it spent three years developing a system to handle medullary rays in the branches while sawing the wood.
However, in the most severe models damage may extend outwards to the outer stripe and medullary rays and inwards into the papilla, involving S3 segments of the proximal tubules, as well as thin limbs, and collecting ducts, respectively.
"With its conspicuous, lustrous medullary rays, the radial or quartersawn surface gives you the best bang for your buck," he said.