[buhl-ber, -bahr]


of or relating to a bulb, especially to the medulla oblongata.

Origin of bulbar

First recorded in 1875–80; bulb + -ar1
Related formsnon·bul·bar, adjectivepost·bulb·ar, adjective
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mainly anatomy of or relating to a bulb, esp the medulla oblongata
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bulbar in Medicine


[bŭlbər, -bär′]


Resembling or relating to a bulb.
Relating to the rhombencephalon.
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