• WordNet 3.6
    • adj medullary of or relating to the medulla of any body part
    • adj medullary of or relating to the medulla oblongata
    • adj medullary containing or consisting of or resembling bone marrow
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Medullary (Bot) Filled with spongy pith; pithy.
    • Medullary (Anat) Pertaining to the medula oblongata.
    • Medullary (Anat) Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, marrow or medulla.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • medullary In anatomy and zoology, pertaining to marrow or medulla, or resembling it in form or position; myelonal: as, medullary substance; a medullary cavity; medullary cancer; a medullary foramen.
    • medullary In botany, composing or pertaining to the medulla or pith of plants. See phrases below.
    • medullary The hollow of a bone which contains marrow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Medullary consisting of, or resembling, marrow or pith
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. medullaris, fr. medulla, marrow: cf. F. médullaire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. medulla, marrow.


In literature:

Some nerve fibers have no inner sheath (medullary), the outer alone protecting the axis cylinder.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The ends of the bones are thus exposed, and their medullary cavities exposed to infection.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
MEDULLARY substance of the brain, 315.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
Medullary rays are most difficult, because they are very often deficient particularly in climbers.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
Tracheids of the medullary rays with smooth walls.
"The Genus Pinus" by George Russell Shaw
As for the medullary cord of the abdomen, it consists, as in the larva, of eight ganglia.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
In intra-medullary tumours the paraplegia is usually less complete than in those that are extra-medullary.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The external exhalants terminate on the skin and mucous membranes; the internal in the cellular and medullary tissues.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The roof of the fourth ventricle widens out very much and remains largely epithelial as the superior and inferior medullary vela.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
It is close-grained, free from knots, without apparent medullary rays, and is hard and tough, but will not take a polish.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various

In news:

Medullary Thyroid Cancer in a 28-Year-Old Male.
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Intramedullary bleeding after inadvertent puncture of the medullary cone Hyderally H Complications of spinal anesthesia.
BETHESDA, MD 30 November 2012—FDA on November 29 announced the approval of cabozantinib oral capsules for the treatment of progressive, metastatic medullary thyroid cancer, a rare type of malignancy.
In vivo fluorescence of medullary carcinoma of the thyroid: A technology with potential to improve visualization of malignant tissue at surgical resection.