(in the stems of woody plants) one of the vertical bands or plates of unspecialized tissue that radiate between the pith and the bark.
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Origin of medullary ray
First recorded in 1820–30
Also called pith ray.
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British Dictionary definitions for medullary ray
any of the sheets of conducting tissue that run radially through the vascular tissue of some higher plants
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Medicine definitions for medullary ray
The center of the renal, cortical lobule, consisting of the ascending or descending limbs of the nephronic loop or of the collecting tubules.Ferrein's pyramid
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