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marrow

mar·row

marrow

 
pronunciation:
mae ro
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the soft fatty tissue that fills most bone cavities.
similar words:
medulla, tissue
definition 2: the central, most crucial part or aspect.
the marrow of his argument
synonyms:
bottom, center, core, heart, kernel
similar words:
basis, crux, essence, gist, keynote, meat, nitty-gritty, nub, nucleus, pith, soul, stuff, substance
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derivations: marrowish (adj.), marrowy (adj.)
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