Definition of alburnum in English:


Line breaks: al¦bur|num
Pronunciation: /alˈbəːnəm


Another term for sapwood.
More example sentences
  • The annual rings are thinner compared to the alburnum.
  • It often happens after the circle of bark has been removed, a small portion of the inner bark adheres to the alburnum.
  • The wood, used for medicinal purposes, consists of turnings from the workshop of the turner, and is a uniform mixture of the alburnum and duramen, but that used in medicine should consist only of the latter.


mid 17th century: from Latin, from albus 'white'.

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