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[med-l-ey-tid, mej-uh-ley-, muh-duhl-ey-tid]
adjective Anatomy.
  1. myelinated.
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Origin of medullated

First recorded in 1865–70; medull(a) + -ate1 + -ed2
Related formsnon·med·ul·lat·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for medullated

Historical Examples

  • These sensations are carried by medullated nerve fibres, and are slow to return after injury to the nerves.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.

    Alexander Miles

  • Between the neurolemma and the axis cylinder is the medullated sheath, composed of a fatty substance known as myelin.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

British Dictionary definitions for medullated


  1. anatomy encased in a myelin sheath
  2. having a medulla
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medullated in Medicine


  1. Myelinated.
  2. Having a medulla.
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