medullary

adjective
med·​ul·​lary | \ ˈme-də-ˌler-ē How to pronounce medullary (audio) , ˈme-jə- How to pronounce medullary (audio) ; mə-ˈdə-lə-rē How to pronounce medullary (audio) \

Definition of medullary

1 : of or relating to the pith of a plant
2 : of or relating to a medulla and especially the medulla oblongata

Examples of medullary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The diagnosis: bilateral adrenal medullary hyperplasia. Ryan Prior, CNN, 19 May 2021 The diagnosis: bilateral adrenal medullary hyperplasia. Ryan Prior, CNN, 19 May 2021 The diagnosis: bilateral adrenal medullary hyperplasia. Ryan Prior, CNN, 19 May 2021 The diagnosis: bilateral adrenal medullary hyperplasia. Ryan Prior, CNN, 19 May 2021 The diagnosis: bilateral adrenal medullary hyperplasia. Ryan Prior, CNN, 19 May 2021 The diagnosis: bilateral adrenal medullary hyperplasia. Ryan Prior, CNN, 19 May 2021 The tiger pattern is produced by cutting across the medullary rays or horizontal grains, which expose flecks that appear as an eye pattern. Lyndi Mcnulty, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 16 Apr. 2021 For instance, their work hints that one of the two specimens might have preserved medullary bone, a type of bone that only ovulating females would possess. National Geographic, 1 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of medullary

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of medullary was in 1830

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“Medullary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/medullary. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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medullary

adjective
med·​ul·​lary | \ ˈmed-ᵊl-ˌer-ē How to pronounce medullary (audio) , ˈmej-ə-ˌler-ē; mə-ˈdəl-ə-rē How to pronounce medullary (audio) \

Medical Definition of medullary

1a : 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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