bone marrow

Definitions of bone marrow
  1. noun
    the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones
    synonyms: marrow
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    red bone marrow, red marrow
    bone marrow of children and some adult bones that is required for the formation of red blood cells
    yellow bone marrow, yellow marrow
    bone marrow that is yellow with fat; found at the ends of long bones in adults
    type of:
    connective tissue
    tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
  2. noun
    very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones
    synonyms: marrow
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    type of:
    dainty, delicacy, goody, kickshaw, treat
    something considered choice to eat
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