bulbar

[ buhl-ber, -bahr ]
/ ˈbʌl bər, -bɑr /

adjective

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

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Origin of bulbar

First recorded in 1875–80; bulb + -ar1

OTHER WORDS FROM bulbar

non·bul·bar, adjectivepost·bulb·ar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bulbar

bulbar
/ (ˈbʌlbə) /

adjective

mainly anatomy of or relating to a bulb, esp the medulla oblongata
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Medical definitions for bulbar

bulbar
[ bŭlbər, -bär′ ]

adj.

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