The basic or most important part; the crucial element or essence:
The central idea; the essence.
The inner, usually edible seed of a nut or fruit stone.
Marrow is defined as an innermost, choice part, especially the fatty tissue inside bones.
A small piece
The soft, spongy tissue in the center of the stems of most vascular plants, consisting mainly of parenchyma.
The pure, highly concentrated essence of a thing.
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.
Significance or importance:
The most central and material part
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