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Related to sapwood: cambium
The newly formed outer wood located just inside the vascular cambium of a tree trunk and active in the conduction of water. Sapwood is usually lighter in color than heartwood.
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(Botany) the soft wood, just beneath the bark in tree trunks, that consists of living tissue. Compare heartwood
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the living, softer part of the wood between the inner bark and the heartwood.
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|Noun||1.||sapwood - newly formed outer wood lying between the cambium and the heartwood of a tree or woody plant; usually light colored; active in water conduction|
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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