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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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21%) and stem pith (and rind) had the lowest P content (0.
To achieve this target for certified grapevines and fruit trees, the preferred place for the microchip is in the pith of the rootstock, installed using one of two procedures (Bandinelli et al.
If there is a way to separate out pith, you could burn the leftover rind to generate steam, creating energy needed to operate the plant.
The illustrations below, with X-ray-detected airways marked in red, clearly prove the existence of the crooked pith as well as the side-channel type of puzzle stem.
To support the pith and substance of the entire securities regime proposed as criminal law would be "constitutional bootstrapping" (at para.
Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team will have had 10 rehearsals and you can see the team demonstration for yourself at Honley Show, this Saturday, and the Pith Helmets will perform at 10am and 1.
Out on the Pith (Warren Makin out and about) Picture: PHOTONUTTER (GRAHAM PEERS) Clockwise, from above: A Day in the Life Picture: STEVE J O''BRIEN St George''s Columns Picture: CYRAN DORMAN Yummy Erdinger
color defects and/or decay) were classified into 5 grades: 1 = no damage (no visible color defects or decay); 2 = color defect in pith with a diameter <20 mm (slight color change); 3 = hard rot in pith with a diameter <20 mm (clear color change, usually as a result of chemical reaction or preliminary stage of decay); 4 = hard rot (the wood material dark but still hard, a condition caused by an infection related to a decaying fungus); 5 = soft rot (wood material is dark and soft, and wears away when scratched) (see Schatz et al.
Grab your pith helmet to explore the sights, sounds, animals and cultures of a semi-tropical rainforest at Asheville's Family Health & Science Museum
The tricky part: Instead of cutting all the way through to the core, peel away the tough outer layer and allow the pith underneath to remain.