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medullary

[med-l-er-ee, mej-uh-ler-ee, muh-duhl-uh-ree] /ˈmɛd lˌɛr i, ˈmɛdʒ əˌlɛr i, məˈdʌl ə ri/
adjective
1.
pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling the medulla of an organ or the medulla oblongata.
Origin of medullary
1610-1620
First recorded in 1610-20; medull(a) + -ary
Related forms
postmedullary, adjective
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