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Definition of Marrow


  1. The tissue which fills the cavities of most bones; the medulla. In the larger cavities it is commonly very fatty, but in the smaller cavities it is much less fatty, and red or reddish in color.
  2. The essence; the best part.
  3. One of a pair; a match; a companion; an intimate associate.
  4. To fill with, or as with, marrow of fat; to glut.

Marrow Quotations

I believe life is precious; I believe that to the marrow of my bones.
Richard Mourdock

Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.
Thomas Merton

Using adult stem cells drawn from bone marrow and umbilical cord blood system cells, scientists have discovered new treatments for scores of diseases and conditions such as Parkinson's disease, juvenile diabetes, and spinal cord injuries.
Nathan Deal

No one will ever know what 'In Cold Blood' took out of me. It scraped me right down to the marrow of my bones. It nearly killed me. I think, in a way, it did kill me.
Truman Capote

I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartanlike as to put to rout all that was not life.
Henry David Thoreau
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Marrow Translations

marrow in French is moelle
marrow in German is Mark
marrow in Italian is midollo
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