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pitch

 [pich]
1. a dark, more or less viscous residue from distillation of tar and other substances.
2. any of various bituminous substances such as natural asphalt.
3. a resin from the sap of some coniferous trees.
4. the quality of sound dependent on the frequency of vibration of the waves producing it.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pitch

(pich),
A resinous substance obtained from tar after the volatile substances have been expelled by boiling.
Synonym(s): pix
[L. pix]
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pitch

(pich)
Auditory perception of tone on a scale ranging from low to high, based on the frequency of vibration of the object emitting the tone. For the human voice, pitch relates to frequency of vibration of the vocal folds.
See: voice, frequency
[L. pix]
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