medullary


medullary
Relating to the medulla or marrow. SYN: medullar.

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med·ul·lary 'med-əl-.er-ē, 'mej-ə-.ler-ē; mə-'dəl-ə-rē adj
1 a) of or relating to the medulla of any body part or organ
b) containing, consisting of, or resembling bone marrow
c) of or relating to the medulla oblongata or the spinal cord
d) of, relating to, or formed of the dorsally located embryonic ectoderm destined to sink below the surface and become neural tissue
2) resembling bone marrow in consistency used of cancers

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med·ul·lary (medґə-lar″e) (mə-dulґə-re) [L. medullaris] 1. pertaining to a medulla. 2. pertaining to bone marrow. Called also myeloid. 3. pertaining to the spinal cord. Called also myeloid.

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  • Medullary — Med ul*la*ry, a. [L. medullaris, fr. medulla marrow: cf. F. m[ e]dullaire.] 1. (Anat.) (a) Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, marrow or medulla. (b) Pertaining to the medula oblongata. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Filled with spongy pith;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • medullary — adjective Date: 1830 1. of or relating to the pith of a plant 2. of or relating to a medulla and especially the medulla oblongata …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • medullary — /med l er ee, mej euh ler ee, meuh dul euh ree/, adj. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling the medulla of an organ or the medulla oblongata. [1610 20; MEDULL(A) + ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • medullary — adjective a) Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, marrow or medulla. b) Filled with spongy pith; pithy …   Wiktionary

  • medullary — me dul·lar·y || medlerɪ /mɪ dÊŒlÉ™rɪ adj. of the marrow, containing or resembling marrow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • medullary — med·ul·lary …   English syllables

  • medullary — /məˈdʌləri/ (say muh duluhree) adjective relating to, consisting of, or resembling the medulla of an organ or the medulla oblongata …   Australian English dictionary

  • medullary — adjective 1. containing or consisting of or resembling bone marrow • Pertains to noun: ↑marrow 2. of or relating to the medulla oblongata • Pertains to noun: ↑medulla • Derivationally related forms: ↑medulla 3. of or relating to the medulla of …   Useful english dictionary

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