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Pith

Pith, or medulla, is a tissue in the stems of vascular plants. Pith is composed of soft, spongy parenchyma cells, which store and transport nutrients throughout the plant. In eudicots, pith is located in the center of the stem. In monocots, it extends also into flowering stems and roots. The pith is encircled by a ring of xylem; outside followed by a ring of phloem.

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The Shnookums And Meat Funny Cartoon Show - Premise - Pith Possum: Super Dynamic Possum of Tomorrow
... A spoof of the Batman comics (not unlike Darkwing Duck, only more extreme in its spoofing) with Pith Possum (voiced by Jeff Bennett) and his sidekick Obediah the Wonder Raccoon (voiced by Patric Zimmerman ... Pith Possum's true identity is lowly tabloid copyboy Peter Possum ... Pith Possum fights various enemies with his recurring one being a mad lumberjack named Dr ...
Aeschynomene Aspera
... It is also known by the names Sola, Sola Pith Plant, Pith Plant, Laugauni or Netti (Tamil) ... Pith of low density from this plant is used to make hats known as pith helmets or sola topis ...
Modern Survivals - Modern Commercial Models of Pith Helmet
... The pith helmet has had a limited comeback in recent years, with their now novel appearance and genuine functionalility making the headdress increasingly popular for ... (i) French pith helmet ... Like other civilian pith helmets it can be soaked in water to keep the wearer's head cool in hot weather ...
Pith Helmet
... The pith helmet (also known as the safari helmet, sun helmet, topee, sola topee, salacot or topi) is a lightweight cloth-covered helmet made of cork or pith (typically ... to shade the wearer's head and face from the sun, pith helmets were often worn by people of European origin in the tropics, but have also been used in other contexts ...
Pith
... Pith, or medulla, is a tissue in the stems of vascular plants ... Pith is composed of soft, spongy parenchyma cells, which store and transport nutrients throughout the plant ... In eudicots, pith is located in the center of the stem ...

More definitions of "pith":

  • (noun): Soft spongelike central cylinder of the stems of most flowering plants.

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    So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the pith of each man’s genius contracts itself to a very few hours.
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    Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
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