noun \ˈmer-(ˌ)ō, ˈma-(ˌ)rō\

Definition of MARROW

a :  bone marrow
b :  the substance of the spinal cord
a :  the choicest of food
b :  the seat of animal vigor
c :  the inmost, best, or essential part :  core <personal liberty is the marrow of the American tradition — Clinton Rossiter>
chiefly British :  vegetable marrow
mar·rowy \ˈmar-ə-wē\ adjective

Origin of MARROW

Middle English marowe, from Old English mearg; akin to Old High German marag marrow, Sanskrit majjan
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Anatomy Terms

bilateral symmetry, carotid, cartilage, dorsal, entrails, prehensile, renal, solar plexus, supine, thoracic, ventral



Definition of MARROW

chiefly Scottish
:  one of a pair

Origin of MARROW

Middle English marwe, marrow
First Known Use: 1516

Rhymes with MARROW


noun \ˈmar-(ˌ)ō, -ə(-w)\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MARROW

: the substance of the spinal cord


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