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Definition of Pith

Pith
Pith Pith, n. [AS. pi?a; akin to D. pit pith, kernel, LG. peddik. Cf. Pit a kernel.] 1. (Bot.) The soft spongy substance in the center of the stems of many plants and trees, especially those of the dicotyledonous or exogenous classes. It consists of cellular tissue. 2. (a) (Zo["o]l.) The spongy interior substance of a feather. (b) (Anat.) The spinal cord; the marrow. 3. Hence: The which contains the strength of life; the vital or essential part; concentrated force; vigor; strength; importance; as, the speech lacked pith. Enterprises of great pith and moment. --Shak. Pith paper. Same as Rice paper, under Rice.
Pith
Pith Pith, v. t. (Physiol.) To destroy the central nervous system of (an animal, as a frog), as by passing a stout wire or needle up and down the vertebral canal.

Meaning of Pith from wikipedia

- Pith, or medulla, is a tissue in the stems of vascular plants. Pith is composed of soft, spongy parenchyma cells, which in some cases can store starch...
- The pith helmet, also known as the safari helmet, salacot, sola topee, sun helmet, topee, and topi is a lightweight cloth-covered helmet made of sholapith...
- Pithing /ˈpɪθɪŋ/ is a technique used to immobilize or kill an animal by inserting a needle or metal rod into its brain. It is regarded[by whom?] as a...
- versorium), invented by British physician William Gilbert around 1600. The pith-ball electroscope and the gold-leaf electroscope are two classical types...
- Pither, New Zealand aviator Luke Pither, Canadian hockey player George Pither, English football player This page lists people with the surname Pither...
- Medullary rays, also known as vascular rays or pith rays, are cellular structures found in some species of wood. They appear as radial planar structures...
- (Bengali শোলা) sola pith plant, pith plant, laugauni (Hindi), Bendu-chettu (Telugu), ponguchedi (Malayalam) or Netti (Tamil). Pith of low density from...
- Banana pith or banana stem, is a vegetable harvested from the starchy inner core of banana pseudostems. It is used similarly to heart of palms in the cuisines...
- Sholapith or shola pith (also referred to as shola and Indian cork) is a dried milky-white spongey plant matter from Aeschynomene species. It can be pressed...
- Pith and substance is a legal doctrine in Canadian constitutional interpretation used to determine under which head of power a given piece of legislation...