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məˈdʌl ə; -ˈdʌl imedul·la

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. myelin, myeline, medulla(noun)

    a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers

  2. medulla oblongata, medulla, bulb(noun)

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

    "the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning"

  3. medulla(noun)

    the inner part of an organ or structure in plant or animal


  1. Medulla(n.)

    See medulla oblongata.

  2. Origin: [L.]


  1. medulla(Noun)

    The soft inner part of something, especially the pith of a fruit.

  2. medulla(Noun)

    The inner substance of various organs and structures, especially the marrow of bones.

  3. medulla(Noun)

    The medulla oblongata.

  4. medulla(Noun)

    The internal tissue of a plant.

  5. Origin: medulla ‘pith, marrow’, perhaps from medius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Medulla(noun)

    marrow; pith; hence, essence

  2. Medulla(noun)

    the marrow of bones; the deep or inner portion of an organ or part; as, the medulla, or medullary substance, of the kidney; specifically, the medula oblongata

  3. Medulla(noun)

    a soft tissue, occupying the center of the stem or branch of a plant; pith

  4. Origin: [L.]


  1. Medulla

    Medulla is a census-designated place in Polk County, Florida, United States. The population was 6,637 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Lakeland–Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Medulla

    me-dul′a, n. the inner portion of an organ or part, as the pith of a hair, spinal cord, or its continuation within the cranium, (medulla oblongata): the pith of a plant, the thallus in lichens, &c.—adjs. Medull′ar, -y, consisting of, or resembling, marrow or pith; Med′ullated, provided with a medullary sheath.—n. Medull′in, the cellulose in the medulla of plants like the lilac.—adj. Med′ullose, like pith.—Medullary rays, the bands of cells in various trees extending across the wood from the pith to the bark; Medullary sheath (bot.), a thin layer surrounding the pith. [L. medulla, marrow.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of medulla in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of medulla in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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