medulla

noun
me·​dul·​la | \mə-ˈdə-lə \
plural medullas or medullae\ mə-​ˈdə-​(ˌ)lē , -​ˌlī \

Definition of medulla 

1 plural medullae

a : bone marrow

b : medulla oblongata

2a : the inner or deep part of an animal or plant structure the adrenal medulla

b : myelin sheath

First Known Use of medulla

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for medulla

Middle English, from Latin

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medulla

noun
me·​dul·​la | \mə-ˈdəl-ə, -ˈdu̇l- \
plural medullas or medullae\ -​(ˌ)ē , -​ˌī \

Medical Definition of medulla 

1  plural medullae

a : bone marrow

b : medulla oblongata

2a : the inner or deep part of an organ or structure the adrenal medulla

b : myelin sheath

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