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Another word for kernel

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Noun
  1. A fertilized plant ovule capable of germinating

    See also:

    start

  2. A source of further growth and development

      1. One thrown off from a burning substance.
      2. One resulting from friction.
      3. One remaining in an otherwise extinguished fire; an ember.
      1. A mature plant ovule containing an embryo.
      2. A small dry fruit, spore, or other propagative plant part.
      3. Seeds considered as a group:
      1. A central or essential part around which other parts are gathered or grouped; a core:
      2. Something regarded as a basis for future development and growth; a kernel:
      3. A membrane-bound organelle within a eukaryotic cell that contains most of the cell's genetic material. DNA transcription takes place in the nucleus.
      1. A small mass of protoplasm or cells from which a new organism or one of its parts may develop.
      2. The earliest form of an organism; a seed, bud, or spore.
      3. A microorganism, especially a pathogen.
      1. The collection of cells that has developed from the fertilized egg of a vertebrate animal, before all the major organs have developed.
      2. A collection of such cells of a human, especially from implantation in the uterine wall through the eighth week of development.
      3. The young sporophytic plant contained within a seed or an archegonium.
      1. A small protuberance on a stem or branch, sometimes enclosed in protective scales and containing an undeveloped leaf, flower, or leafy shoot.
      2. The stage or condition of having buds:
      3. An asexual reproductive structure, as in yeast or a hydra, that consists of an outgrowth capable of developing into a new individual.
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    start

  3. The most central and material part

      1. The main claim or most important aspect of a complaint against a defendant.
      1. That which has mass and occupies space; matter.
      2. A material of a particular kind or constitution.
      3. 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:
      1. The material out of which something is made or formed; substance.
      2. The essential substance or elements; essence:
      3. Unspecified material:
      1. A force or principle believed to animate living beings.
      2. A force or principle believed to animate humans and often to endure after departing from the body of a person at death; the soul.
      3. The Holy Spirit.
      1. A part of humans regarded as immaterial, immortal, separable from the body at death, capable of moral judgment, and susceptible to happiness or misery in a future state.
      2. This part of a human when disembodied after death.
      3. In Aristotelian philosophy, an animating or vital principle inherent in living things and endowing them in various degrees with the potential to grow and reproduce, to move and respond to stimuli (as in the case of animals), and to think rationally (as in the case of humans).
      1. The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food.
      2. Any of various other underground plant parts, especially an underground stem such as a rhizome, corm, or tuber.
      3. The embedded part of an organ or structure such as a hair, tooth, or nerve, that serves as a base or support.
      1. The pure, highly concentrated essence of a thing.
      2. The purest or most typical instance:
      3. In ancient and medieval philosophy, the fifth and highest essence after the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water, thought to be the substance of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things.
      1. The soft, spongy tissue in the center of the stems of most vascular plants, consisting mainly of parenchyma.
      2. The soft inner substance of a feather or hair.
      3. The spinal cord.
      1. A protuberance or knob.
      2. A small lump.
      3. The essence; the core:
      1. The edible flesh of animals, especially that of mammals as opposed to that of fish or poultry.
      2. The edible part, as of a piece of fruit or a nut.
      3. The essence, substance, or gist:
      1. Bone marrow.
      2. The spinal cord.
      3. The marrow squash.
      1. The chambered muscular organ in vertebrates that pumps blood received from the veins into the arteries, thereby maintaining the flow of blood through the entire circulatory system.
      2. A similarly functioning structure in invertebrates.
      3. The area that is the approximate location of the heart in the body; the breast.
      1. The central idea; the essence.
      2. The grounds for action in a suit.
      1. The intrinsic or indispensable quality or qualities that serve to characterize or identify something:
      2. The inherent, unchanging nature of a thing or class of things.
      3. The most important part or aspect of something:
      1. The central or innermost part:
      2. The hard or fibrous central part of certain fruits, such as the apple or pear, containing the seeds.
      3. The basic or most important part; the crucial element or essence:
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    be

Another word for kernel

Noun
  1. Grain

      1. A mature plant ovule containing an embryo.
      2. A small dry fruit, spore, or other propagative plant part.
      3. Seeds considered as a group:
      1. The ripened ovary or ovaries of a seed-bearing plant, together with accessory parts, containing the seeds and occurring in a wide variety of forms.
      2. An edible, usually sweet and fleshy form of such a structure.
      3. A part or an amount of such a plant product, served as food:
      1. A small mass of protoplasm or cells from which a new organism or one of its parts may develop.
      2. The earliest form of an organism; a seed, bud, or spore.
      3. A microorganism, especially a pathogen.
      1. The chambered muscular organ in vertebrates that pumps blood received from the veins into the arteries, thereby maintaining the flow of blood through the entire circulatory system.
      2. A similarly functioning structure in invertebrates.
      3. The area that is the approximate location of the heart in the body; the breast.
      1. The central or innermost part:
      2. The hard or fibrous central part of certain fruits, such as the apple or pear, containing the seeds.
      3. The basic or most important part; the crucial element or essence:
      1. An indehiscent fruit having a single seed enclosed in a hard shell, such as an acorn or hazelnut.
      2. The usually edible seed of such a fruit.
      3. Any of various other usually edible seeds enclosed in a hard covering such as a seed coat or the stone of a drupe, as in a pine nut, peanut, almond, or walnut.
  2. Essential portion

      1. The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food.
      2. Any of various other underground plant parts, especially an underground stem such as a rhizome, corm, or tuber.
      3. The embedded part of an organ or structure such as a hair, tooth, or nerve, that serves as a base or support.
      1. A point or place that is equally distant from the sides or outer boundaries of something; the middle:
      2. A point equidistant from the vertices of a regular polygon.
      3. A point equidistant from all points on the circumference of a circle or on the surface of a sphere.
      1. The chambered muscular organ in vertebrates that pumps blood received from the veins into the arteries, thereby maintaining the flow of blood through the entire circulatory system.
      2. A similarly functioning structure in invertebrates.
      3. The area that is the approximate location of the heart in the body; the breast.
    See also:

    essence

  3. A small piece

      1. A small piece of food.
      2. A tasty delicacy; a tidbit.
      3. A small amount; a piece:
      1. A part or particle considered to be an irreducible constituent of a specified system.
      2. The irreducible, indestructible material unit postulated by ancient atomism.
      3. An extremely small part, quantity, or amount.
      1. A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion:
      2. A portion or part that has been separated from a whole:
      3. An object that is one member of a group or class: