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marrow

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[ mar-oh ]
/ 藞m忙r o蕣 /
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noun
Anatomy. a soft, fatty, vascular tissue in the interior cavities of bones that is a major site of blood cell production.
the inmost or essential part: to pierce to the marrow of a problem.
strength or vitality: Fear took the marrow out of him.
rich and nutritious food.
Chiefly British. vegetable marrow.
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Origin of marrow

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First recorded before 900; Middle English marw(e), marwa, Old English mearg, merg; cognate with Dutch merg, German Mark, Old Norse mergr

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Other definitions for marrow (2 of 2)

marrow2
[ mar-oh; Scots mar-uh ]
/ 藞m忙r o蕣; Scots 藞m忙r 蓹 /

noun Scot. and North England.
a partner; fellow worker.
a spouse; helpmate.
a companion; close friend.

Origin of marrow

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First recorded in 1400鈥50; late Middle English marwe, maro(we), 鈥渇ellow worker, partner,鈥 perhaps from Old Norse margr 鈥渕any; friendly鈥
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British Dictionary definitions for marrow (1 of 2)

marrow1
/ (藞m忙r蓹蕣) /

noun
the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones
the vital part; essence
vitality
rich food
British short for vegetable marrow

Derived forms of marrow

marrowy, adjective

Word Origin for marrow

Old English m忙rg; related to Old Frisian merg, Old Norse mergr

British Dictionary definitions for marrow (2 of 2)

marrow2
/ (藞m忙r蓹蕣, -r蓹) /

noun
Northeast English dialect, mainly Durham a companion, esp a workmate

Word Origin for marrow

C15 marwe fellow worker, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Icelandic margr friendly
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Scientific definitions for marrow

marrow
[ m膬r艒 ]

See bone marrow.
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Cultural definitions for marrow

marrow

The soft, specialized connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones. One kind of bone marrow is responsible for manufacturing red blood cells in the body.

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