bulbar

adjective

bul·​bar ˈbəl-bər How to pronounce bulbar (audio)
-ˌbär
: of or relating to a bulb
specifically : involving the medulla oblongata
bulbar polio

Word History

First Known Use

1862, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bulbar was in 1862

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Cite this Entry

“Bulbar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bulbar. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

bulbar

adjective
bul·​bar ˈbəl-bər How to pronounce bulbar (audio) -ˌbär How to pronounce bulbar (audio)
: of or relating to a bulb
specifically : involving the medulla oblongata
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