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bark

(bark),
1. The envelope or covering of the roots, trunk, and branches of plants. Barks of pharmacologic significance not listed below are alphabetized under specific names.
2. Synonym(s): cinchona

bark

Botany
The outer covering of trees and some plants, which consists of a cuticle (epidermis), outer bark (cortex) and inner bark (fibre).
 
Herbal medicine
(1) China, see there.
(2) Cinchona, see there; Cinchona species.
 
Veterinary medicine
The harsh sound uttered by a dog.

bark

the outer, living part of a woody stem, consisting of three layers:
  1. an inner layer called secondary PHLOEM, containing the elements of primary phloem plus horizontal ray cells which function in transporting materials across the stem.
  2. a middle layer of cork CAMBIUM, a group of meristematic (dividing) cells originating in the PARENCHYMA cells of the outer stem cortex. As the cells divide, the outer ones develop into cork cells and the inner ones give rise to parenchyma-like tissue.
  3. CORK, an outer region of cells forming a waterproof and protective layer broken only by LENTICELS.
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If an observed barky defect was less than 1/4 inches at its narrowest dimension, it was not counted as a bark occurrence, regardless of its length.
A barky or brassy cough is the only cough characteristic that has been formally evaluated and found to be sensitive in predicting diagnosis (Chang & Glomb, 2006) (See Table 2 for examples of cough sound characteristics).
Woodson (1975) suggested fiberboards of good quality could be made from barky hardwoods (sweetgum, southern red oak, and hickory).
Amanda had all the classic signs of croup - stridier (the squeaky sound on inspiration) and a barky seal-like cough.
Wace Hugh Jackman Barky Marty Denniss Trunny Aaron Blabey Coppa Andrew Wholley Wayne Joel Edgerton Lanny Leah Vandenberg Kane Marin Mimica The basic theme of this gritty urban drama -- the reunion of long-separated siblings because a parent is mortally ill or has died -- has become a tired cliche in Australian cinema, but Alan White's striking debut feature manages to breathe fresh life into the material thanks to extremely fine camerawork and strong ensemble performances.
Our mills charge $10 a pickup load, but let us sort through the pile so we get really nice lumber though a little odd sized and "barky." The scraps again are good kindling.
Mokie is now a portly 12-year-old and the best-trained dog she has (though still a bit barky!)
Croup is often identified by a harsh, barky cough, caused by swelling and restriction of the larynx.
* BRAKING THE BARK Help for those who live with a very barky dog.
Older children and adults with laryngitis will still develop a hoarse voice, sore throat, and slightly barky cough, but no breathing difficulty.
This is useful if your dog is already prone to being vocal, but I choose not to put barking on cue if my dog isn't already offering to bark, because I don't want to risk creating a barky dog.
Medically, croup is distinguished by a harsh, barky cough.