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sapwood, relatively thin, youngest, outer part of the woody stem of a tree, the part that conducts water and dissolved materials. In the cross section of a tree, the sapwood is recognizable by its texture and color; it is softer and lighter than the inner heartwood. As the tree grows in diameter, the innermost layers of sapwood become heartwood, and new sapwood is produced on the outside of the woody column. See wood.

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sap·wood / ˈsapˌwoŏd/ • n. the soft outer layers of recently formed wood between the heartwood and the bark, containing the functioning vascular tissue.

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sapwood The active xylem cells, which are peripheral to the dead, woody centre of the trunks of trees. This part of the xylem is distinguished easily from the central heartwood by its colour.

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sapwood (alburnum) The outer wood of a tree trunk or branch. It consists of living xylem cells, which both conduct water and provide structural support. Compare heartwood.

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