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[med-l-er-ee, mej-uh-ler-ee, muh-duhl-uh-ree]
  1. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling the medulla of an organ or the medulla oblongata.
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Origin of medullary

First recorded in 1610–20; medull(a) + -ary
Related formspost·med·ul·lar·y, adjective
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Examples from the Web for medullary

Historical Examples

  • Fig. 16 shows an Oak where the blotches of medullary rays are large.

    Trees of the Northern United States

    Austin C. Apgar

  • A large part of the wood is formed by the medullary or pith rays.

    Seasoning of Wood

    Joseph B. Wagner

  • The medullary rays are numerous, and for a softwood they are prominent.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • Medullary rays are numerous, but very thin and inconspicuous.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson

  • The medullary rays are broad, in the heart black, in the sapwood white.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson