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Definition of the noun pith
What does pith mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: piths
- soft spongelike central cylinder of the stems of most flowering plants
- the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
- lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
- synonyms of pith: center / centre / core / essence / gist / heart / heart and soul / inwardness / kernel / marrow / meat / nitty-gritty / nub / substance / sum
- more generic terms: cognitive content / content / mental object = the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned
- more specific terms:
- bare bones = the most basic facts or elements
- hypostasis = essential nature or underlying reality
- haecceity / quiddity = the essence that makes something the kind of thing it is and makes it different from any other
- quintessence = the purest and most concentrated essence of something
- stuff = a critically important or characteristic component
Definition of the verb pith
What does pith mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: pithed | pithing | piths
- remove the pith from (a plant)
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - being] [Verb] [Source] The cook boned the fish
Verbs of Removing (with the same syntax): bark, beard, bone, burl, core, gill, gut, head, hull, husk, lint, louse, milk, peel, pinion, pip, pit, pod, poll, pulp, rind, scale, scalp, seed, shell, shuck, skin, snail, stalk, stem, stone, string, tail, tassel, vein, weed, wind, worm, zest.
- lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
- more generic terms: get rid of / remove = dispose of
Alternative definition of the verb pith
- [transitive] To extract the pith from (a plant stem or tree).
- [transitive] To kill (especially cattle or laboratory animals) by cutting or piercing the spinal cord.
- Pith, or medulla, is a tissue in the stems of vascular plants. Pith is composed of soft, spongy parenchyma cells, which store and transport nutrients throughout the plant. In eudicots, pith is located in the center of the stem. In monocots, it extends also into flowering stems and roots. The pith is encircled by a ring of xylem; the xylem, in turn, is encircled by a ring of phloem.
- pitH is a gene.
- Pith a.k.a. SCO4138 is a gene.
Phrases with Pith
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pith
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Proceedings of the National Seminar on Recent Techniques in Mineral Processing Waste and Environment Management (2000)
Rout Regional Research Laboratory Bhubaneswar-75l 0l3 ABSTRACT Coconut pith is a waste material produced during extraction of coir fibre from its husk. For every ton of fibre about two tones of coir ...
Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals Held May 4–7, 2003, in Breckenridge, CO (2004)
by Mark Finkelstein, Brian H. Davison
Instalked herbaceous plants, the pith is a significant part of the stem. It is in the xylem that the mass of the stem resides. Both in woods and in stalked herbaceous plants, the burnable portion of the stem is primarily xylem. If the overall purpose ...
The pith is that port ion of the apple which (except for the region of capillary tissue ) immediately surrounds the seed cavities and, roughly speaking, constitutes a large part of what is generally called the core. Enveloping the phit is the cambial ...
Station Bulletin (1914)
The pith is that portion of the apple which (except for the region of capillary tissue ) immediately surrounds the seed cavities and, roughly speaking, constitutes a large part of what is generally called the core. Enveloping the phit is the cambial ...
Coconut pith is a waste material obtained during extraction of coir fiber from its husk. It has high water retention capacity and contains major and micronutrients, which are helpful for soil fertility. Flyash, another industrial waste generated from ...
Immediately surrounding the pith is the medullary sheath. Whilst the former is composed of cellular tissue, the latter consists of spiral vessels and ducts. The office of the medullary sheath is not well understood. Lindley, who believed it to be in ...
In Two Parts. Vegetable anatomy and physiology. Descriptive botany, arranged on the natural system, preceded by an analysis by John Darby
The pith is the central portion of the stem commencing at its base and extending through it and through every branch, terminating in the ...
Flora's Dictionary (1833)
by Elizabeth Washington Wirt
The Pith is a tolerably firm juicy substance, which is diffused through the inner part of the stalk, to give energy and vigour to the whole; it is abundant in young plants, diminishes as they grow up, and at length totally disappears. The Sap is the ...
The Gardeners Dictionary (1759)
Containing the Best and Newest Methods of Cultivating and Improving the Kitchen, Fruit, Flower Garden, and Nursery .... A - L by Philip Miller
The Pith is the inward central Part of a Tree or Plant, answering to the Medulla, or Marrow of an Animal. As for its Substance, it consists of little transparent Globules , chained or linked together, somewhat like the Bubbles that compose the Froth ...
The pith is a porous, spongy bone, whose cells are covered with an unctuous matter and filled with numerous small blood vessels, is overspread with a thin membrane, appears firmly united to the head, and in a healthy animal completely fills ...
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
PITH, n. p1th '' pidha; Dut. pit; Low Ger, peddi/. picke, pith, kernell: the soft spongy substance in the centre of plants and trees (see below): the best of a thing; strength; force; closeness and vigor of thought and style; summary; applied to the ...
by Thomas H. Everett
It is an upright shrub, 4 to 5 feet in height, with spreading branches, yellowish with lamellate pith, and cylindrical, hairless branchlets. The broad-ovate, toothed or almost toothless leaves terminate in short points. They are 1VS to 3Vi inches ...
by Marion Eugene Ensminger, Audrey H. Ensminger
Citrus pith is rich in (1) bioflavonoids, and (2) pectin, a gelling agent and an ingredient in diarrhea remedies.
However, the natives of New Guinea have long used the starchy pith of sago palms to make a flour and "pearls" which resemble ...
A Cultural Encyclopedia by Beverly Chico
PITH HELMET Pith helmet is the popular name for a lightweight crown-and-brim hat originally made from the dried...
Pith helmets were worn by native warriors during the 1850s Bengal Mutiny and Sepoy Rebellion against English overlords.
The inner vessels of the primary fibro-vascular bundles immediately surround the pith and often project into it, and form what is termed the medullary sheath, which consists of spiral vessels, and through this sheath the primary medullary rays ...
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Scrabble value of P3I1T1H4
The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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