Definition of Pith

1. Noun. Soft spongelike central cylinder of the stems of most flowering plants.

Generic synonyms: Plant Tissue
Terms within: Parenchyma



2. Verb. Remove the pith from (a plant).
Generic synonyms: Get Rid Of, Remove

3. Noun. The choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience. "The nub of the story"

Definition of Pith

1. n. 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. v. t. 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.

Definition of Pith

1. Noun. The soft spongy substance in the center of the stems of many plants and trees. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) The essential or vital part. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To extract the pith from (a plant stem or tree). ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To kill (especially cattle or laboratory animals) by cutting or piercing the spinal cord. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pith

1. to sever the spinal cord of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Pith

1. The soft central portion of a plant stem inside the vascular cylinder. To destroy the brain of an animal (such as a frog or turtle) to render it unconscious prior to vivisection. (09 Oct 1997)

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