What does marrow mean?

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ˈmær oʊmar·row

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marrow, bone marrow(noun)

    the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones

  2. marrow, marrow squash, vegetable marrow(noun)

    any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh

  3. marrow, bone marrow(noun)

    very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones

  4. marrow, vegetable marrow(noun)

    large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins

  5. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty(noun)

    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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marrow(noun)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Marrow(noun)

    the essence; the best part

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Marrow(noun)

    one of a pair; a match; a companion; an intimate associate

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Marrow(verb)

    to fill with, or as with, marrow of fat; to glut

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Marrow

    Marrow, is a Marvel Comics character, associated with the X-Men. She is a mutant whose bones grow out of her skin and can be removed from her body, providing her with potential knives and clubs as well as body armor. As a child, Marrow was taken in by the Morlocks, a band of grotesque-looking mutants who hid in tunnels beneath New York City. As a young adult, she formed the violent splinter cell Gene Nation until, under the orders of Morlock leader Callisto, she joined the X-Men to redeem herself. She made progress controlling her powers and learning a moral code, but eventually fell in with the paramilitary group Weapon X. As a child, Marrow first appeared in Cable #15 and was created by writer Jeph Loeb and artist David Brewer. However, Uncanny X-Men writer Scott Lobdell and artist Joe Madureira defined her powers and temperament. She has shown herself to be a staunch team player who is prepared to risk her own life to protect those of her teammates. Despite her apparent disdain for humanity, she has revealed that she would like nothing more than to be able to fit in with them and be happy.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Marrow

    mar′ō, n. 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.—ns. Marr′ow-bone, a bone containing marrow: (pl.) the knees or the bones of the knees; Marr′owfat, a rich kind of pea, called also Dutch Admiral pea.—adjs. Marr′owish, of the nature of, or resembling, marrow; Marr′owless, having no marrow.—n. Marr′ow-squash (U.S.), vegetable marrow.—adj. Marr′owy, full of marrow: strong: forcible: pithy. [A.S. mearg; Ger. mark.]

Editors Contribution

  1. marrow

    A form of flexible tissue.

    All human beings have bone marrow in their bodies.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 17, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marrow in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of marrow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of marrow in a Sentence

  1. Maureen Nemetski:

    I drilled a hole into her shin bone and placed an intraosseous line -- a bone catheter -- so that we could inject platelets and medications into her blood through her bone marrow. I can not imagine her parents' horror on hearing the crack of the drill bit into their baby's leg, we took turns pounding on this baby's chest and trying to pump air into lungs that had filled with blood.

  2. Lukasiewicz Hagai:

    We've been investigating the placenta for the last decade and we have discovered that the placenta cells have unique properties that can help the body to recover after exposure to high level of radiation, we are injecting these cells to the bodies' muscles...that will help the bone marrow to recover after radiation.

  3. Mrinal Patnaik:

    I trained in the early 2000s, when there was not a single oral agent for the management of AML, one of my professors had told me that AML was akin to a warlike situation where sometimes, you had to bomb the village in order to save it. We would throw these drugs that would kill everything and hope patients would recover with normal bone marrow.

  4. Steve Sosebee:

    Until radiation therapy is permitted, until we can develop a bone marrow transplant department here, some kids do still have to travel outside for treatment.

  5. Thomas Merton:

    Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.

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