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medulla

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noun me·dul·la \mə-ˈdə-lə\

Definition of medulla

plural me·dul·las or me·dul·laeplay \-(ˌ)lē, -ˌlī\

  1. 1 plural medullae a :  bone marrow b :  medulla oblongata

  2. 2 a :  the inner or deep part of an animal or plant structure <the adrenal medulla> b :  myelin sheath



Origin of medulla

Middle English, from Latin


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

medulla

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noun me·dul·la \mə-ˈdəl-ə, -ˈdu̇l-\

Medical Definition of medulla

plural me·dul·las or me·dul·lae \-(ˌ)ē, -ˌī\play play

  1. 1plural medullae a:  bone marrowb:  medulla oblongata

  2. 2a:  the inner or deep part of an organ or structure <the adrenal medulla>b:  myelin sheath



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