The basic or most important part; the crucial element or essence:
A small piece
The final result; the outcome.
A drug, chemical, or other material (such as glue) that one is dependent on or uses habitually and that is often illegal or subject to government regulation:
The bottom line is defined as the final result, outcome or decision, or the most important point.
Pith is soft and spongy material in plant stems and the core of animal bones, or the white tissue lining the rind of an orange, lemon or other citrus fruit.
Lace worked by the needle.
The most nearly perfect or most typical manifestation of a quality or thing
The inner, usually edible seed of a nut or fruit stone.
A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
An inclination or tendency of a specified kind:
Abstract substance or character.
(Law) The essential part of a complaint or accusation
The quality or state of being inward
(Cinematography) An illusion produced by technical means (as in "special effect")
A sense of importance or purpose:
An area of dense population:
A duty, obligation, or responsibility.
The most central and material part
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