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MEDULLARY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does medullary mean? 

MEDULLARY (adjective)
  The adjective MEDULLARY has 3 senses:

1. containing or consisting of or resembling bone marrow
2. of or relating to the medulla oblongata
3. of or relating to the medulla of any body part

  Familiarity information: MEDULLARY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MEDULLARY (adjective)


Sense 1medullary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Containing or consisting of or resembling bone marrow

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

marrow (the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones)


Sense 2medullary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the medulla oblongata

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

medulla (lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; ('bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata))


Sense 3medullary [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the medulla of any body part

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

medulla (the inner part of an organ or structure in plant or animal)


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