marrow

Definitions

  • I consider the marrow a much overrated vegetable
    I consider the marrow a much overrated vegetable
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n marrow the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones
    • n marrow the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience "the gist of the prosecutor's argument","the heart and soul of the Republican Party","the nub of the story"
    • n marrow large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins
    • n marrow very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones
    • n marrow any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each red blood cell lives an average of 4 months and travels between the lungs and other tissues 75,000 times before returning to the bone marrow to die.
    • Marrow One of a pair; a match; a companion; an intimate associate. "Chopping and changing I can not commend,
      With thief or his marrow , for fear of ill end."
    • Marrow The essence; the best part. "It takes from our achievements . . .
      The pith and marrow of our attribute."
    • Marrow (Anat) The tissue which fills the cavities of most bones; the medulla. In the larger cavities it is commonly very fatty, but in the smaller cavities it is much less fatty, and red or reddish in color.
    • v. t Marrow To fill with, or as with, marrow or fat; to glut.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n marrow A soft tissue found in the interior of bones, both in the cylindrical hollow of the long bones and in the hollows of cancellated bony structures; the medulla or medullary matter of bone. It varies greatly in different situations. Ordinary marrow of the shafts of adult bones, as the humerus and femur, is a soft yellow solid, consisting of about 95 per cent. of fat. The red marrow of various bones, vertebral, cranial, sternal, and costal, is softer, and contains very few fat-cells, but numerous marrow-cells and cells resembling the nucleated red corpuscles of the embryo. The so-called spinal marrow, or medulla spinalis, is the spinal cord, the central axis of the nervous system, a tissue of an entirely different character, not found in the hollow of a bone, but in the cavity running through the chain of vertebræ.
    • n marrow The pith of plants.
    • n marrow The pulp of fruits.
    • n marrow Figuratively, the inner substance; the essence; the essential strength; the inner meaning, purpose, etc.; the pith.
    • n marrow The alligator-pear. See avocado.
    • marrow To fill with marrow or with fat.
    • n marrow A companion or mate; an associate; an intimate friend; a fellow; hence, one of a pair of either persons or things; a match: as, your knife's the very marrow o' mine.
    • marrow To associate with; hence, to match; fit.
    • marrow Soft; tender.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Marrow mar′ō the soft, fatty matter in the hollow parts of the bones: the pith of certain plants: the essence or best part of anything: the inner meaning or purpose
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Quotations

  • D. H. Lawrence
    D.%20H.%20Lawrence
    “Oh literature, oh the glorious Art, how it preys upon the marrow in our bones. It scoops the stuffing out of us, and chucks us aside. Alas!”
  • Nikolai Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky
    Nikolai Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky
    “History is fond of her grandchildren, for it offers them the marrow of the bones, which the previous generation had hurt its hands in breaking.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. marou, mary, maruh, AS. mearg, mearh,; akin to OS. marg, D. merg, G. Mark, OHG. marg, marag, Icel. mergr, Sw. merg, Dan. marv, Skr. majjan,; cf. Skr. majj, to sink, L. mergere,. √274 Cf. Merge
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. mearg; Ger. mark.

Usage

In literature:

CONJUGIAL LOVE PRECIPITATED WITHOUT ORDER AND THE MODES THEREOF, BURNS UP THE MARROWS AND IS CONSUMED.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
Ben's first sensation was one of icy terror that crept to the very marrow of his bones.
"The Sky Line of Spruce" by Edison Marshall
Hatred of them has been bred into my marrow.
"The Lions of the Lord" by Harry Leon Wilson
Couve Tronchuda, known also as Braganza Marrow and Portugal Cabbage, should be sown in March, April, and May for succession.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
To the very marrow of him he was in such cold misery that I wonder his arms did not chill her.
"Tommy and Grizel" by J.M. Barrie
And marrow and fat and blood constituted its currents.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 4" by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
The treasured dreams of times long past, We'll keep them, winsome Marrow!
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. II." by William Wordsworth
And there he beheld a sight that froze him to the marrow.
"The Wolf Hunters" by James Oliver Curwood
To kill is in the very marrow of our bones.
"Tales of lonely trails" by Zane Grey
A mortal cold goes to the marrow of my bones; my comrades' faces are white as death.
"Who Goes There?" by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
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In poetry:

Forthwith his bow he bent,
And wedded string and arrow,
And struck me, that it went
Quite through my heart and marrow
"The Cheat Of Cupid; Or, The Ungentle Guest" by Robert Herrick
He knew the anguish of the marrow
The ague of the skeleton;
No contact possible to flesh
Allayed the fever of the bone.
"Whispers Of Immortality" by T S Eliot
A' thy gentle mind upharrows!
Hate, revenge, and rage uprears!
And for hope and joy -- twin marrows,
Leaves the mourner drown'd in tears!
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
"What! in this time of rail and wheel,
When brain meets brain to marrow,
Can there still be a single fool
Who thinks and dreams of Yarrow?"
"A Dream Of Yarrow" by Alexander Anderson
Rarely hath he crossed the threshold,
Yet the thought that he hath crossed it,
Burns like poison in the marrow
Of the zealous youth Pedrillo.
"Don Pedrillo" by Emma Lazarus
I am not old -- I cannot be old,
Though tottering, wrinkled, and grey;
Though my eyes are dim, and my marrow is cold,
Call me not old to-day.
"The Song Of Seventy" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Bone marrow match event set for Nov 30.
BELPRE — Several area businesses have joined forces to help those with diseases aided by bone marrow transplants by hosting a match event at three separate locations.
Many of them will need a bone marrow transplant to survive.
Students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center began hosting a bone marrow registration drive Tuesday.
Students will help sign up potential donors on the National Marrow Donor Program's "Be the Match Registry".
Pearland senior to return to clinical program after recovering from bone-marrow transplant.
Concord Hospital hosting bone marrow drive.
SDSU hosts bone marrow donation drive.
Bone marrow donations save brother, sister.
Cumberland County College group to host Bone Marrow Donor Registration event.
Olabisi Bokinni (l) and Seun Adebiyi (r) had different personal reasons for their interest in bone marrow .
Thomas, who won the 1990 Nobel Prize in physiology/medicine for his pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation to cure leukemias and other blood cancers, died Oct 21.
FDA approves Teva's Synribo for blood and bone marrow cancer.
The Father of Bone Marrow Transplants.
Bone Marrow Donor Drive Coming to NMSU.
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In science:

Simulation as a design tool for phase I/II clinical trial: An example from bone marrow transplantation.
Bayesian phase I/II adaptively randomized oncology trials with combined drugs
Total (PG-Y)-cariage of Mo-R and DC-R in blood flow is proportional to: (a) shares of fractions tolerized Mo-T and DC-T and (b) total (PG-Y)-load on Mo and DC in blood flow (SP4.1) and, possibly, in bone marrow (SP10).
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
Transformation (activation or even tolerization) of Mo and DC can begin during their hemopoiesis in bone marrow (SP10). Senescent neutrophils Neu-R coming back to bone marrow to perish (SP9) (Martin 2003). Neu-R can bring in bone marrow F-content endocytosed in blood.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
The share of fractions Mo-T and DC-T depends on level of bone marrow kPAMP-load. Total (PG-Y)-carriage of Mo-R and DC-R depends on level of bone marrow (PG-Y)-load.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
In process of aging chemostatus of tolerized Neu changes similarly to chemostatus of nonactivated Neu. Those and others start to express actively CXCR4 that provides their homing into bone marrow (SP9). R-phagocytes are tolerized phagocytes which also are (PG -Y)carriers.
Model of pathogenesis of psoriasis. Part 1. Systemic psoriatic process
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