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 (pī′ə, pē′ə)
The pia mater.

pi′al adj.


(ˈpaɪə; ˈpiːə)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy the innermost of the three membranes that cover the brain and the spinal cord
2. (Plants) a herb from East India which has an edible root that produces arrowroot starch
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Noun1.pia - perennial herb of East Indies to Polynesia and Australiapia - perennial herb of East Indies to Polynesia and Australia; cultivated for its large edible root yielding Otaheite arrowroot starch
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Tacca, Tacca - genus of tropical plants with creeping rootstocks and small umbellate flowers
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This he said here on Saturday during PIAs joining ceremony of Earth Hour Campaign, the World largest Global Climate Change Initiative led by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
By KARACHI, November 22, 2010 (Frontier Star): PIAs Post-Hajj Operation of bringing back the Hajjis from Saudi Arabia commenced from 21 November 2010.
He said that PIAs revenues will not be affected by this agreement rather it will be enhanced as according to this alliance PIA will be selling on the destinations in Africa, South America, Europe and USA where PIA is not operating till now.