medullary

adjective med·ul·lary \ ˈme-də-ˌler-ē , ˈme-jə- ; mə-ˈdə-lə-rē \

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

First Known Use of medullary

1830


Medical Dictionary

medullary

adjective med·ul·lary \ ˈmed-ᵊl-ˌer-ē , ˈmej-ə-ˌler-ē; mə-ˈdəl-ə-rē \

medical Definition of medullary

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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