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pith

(pith),
1. The center of a hair.
2. The spinal cord and medulla oblongata.
3. To pierce the medulla of an animal with a sharp instrument introduced at the base of the skull.
[A.S. pitha]

pith

(pĭth)
n.
a. The soft inner substance of a feather or hair.
b. The spinal cord.
tr.v. pithed, pithing, piths
To sever or destroy the spinal cord of, usually by inserting a needle into the vertebral canal.

pith

(pith)
1. The center of a hair.
2. The spinal cord and medulla oblongata.
3. To pierce the medulla of an animal with a sharp instrument introduced at the base of the skull.
[A.S. pitha]

pith

or

medulla

the core of a DICOTYLEDON stem, containing PARENCHYMA cells that have a storage function.

pith

soft, spongy, plant tissue.
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Kavitha, Removal of Congo Red from Water by Adsorption onto Activated Carbon Prepared from Coir Pith, an Agricultural Solid Waste, Dyes Pigments.
For example, the ruminal disappearance rates of DM, NDF, and ADF of leaf blade, ear husk, and stem pith were significantly higher than those of other corn stover fractions at 48 h and 72 h (leaf blade>ear husk>stem pith).
0 (a) BD = basic density; CS = compressive strength parallel to the grain; core = 0 to 6 cm from the pith; outer = more than 6 cm from the pith to the bark.
Preparation of samples and inoculums: Sulphuric acid solution was added to sugarcane pith (USP) (100 g, about 92% DM) to obtain samples of approximately 30% dry To cite this paper: Chaji, M.
fr] of the flat square of SP1 and squared lumber without pith of SP4 would show the average Young's modulus of the whole log because they included both juvenile and mature wood at a similar ratio to the whole log.
Typically, pith helmets were made from cork or the dried white pith of the sola, an Indian swamp plant--hence the name.
Other virtues: The pulp and pith contain bioflavonoids which some experts think neutralise cancer-causing substances.
Figure 1 illustrates three sawing solutions and their respective impacts on pith location in lumber.
The only significant visual indicator of the presence of juvenile wood in a piece of wood is the presence of the pith as the center of the log.
In those studies, longitudinal shrinkage decreased rapidly from the pith outward to growth rings 10 to 15 and then fluctuated around a minimum.