Definitions

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  • adj. Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, marrow or medulla.
  • adj. Filled with spongy pith; pithy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj.
  • adj. Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, marrow or medulla.
  • adj. Pertaining to the medula oblongata.
  • adj. Filled with spongy pith; pithy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy and zoology, pertaining to marrow or medulla, or resembling it in form or position; myelonal: as, medullary substance; a medullary cavity; medullary cancer; a medullary foramen.
  • In botany, composing or pertaining to the medulla or pith of plants. See phrases below.
  • The hollow of a bone which contains marrow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the medulla oblongata
  • adj. containing or consisting of or resembling bone marrow
  • adj. of or relating to the medulla of any body part

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Examples

  • In a fracture of a long bone, that which surrounds the fragments is called the _external_ or _ensheathing callus_, and may be likened to the mass of solder which surrounds the junction of pipes in plumber-work; that which occupies the position of the medullary canal is called the _internal_ or _medullary callus_; and that which intervenes between the fragments and maintains the continuity of the cortical compact tissue of the shaft is called the

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

  • That is what in her country, which is also mine, they call the medullary bone, the most tasty and most succulent of all bones. "

    Dieux ont soif. English

  • It will also be seen that the shaft is a hollow cylinder, formed of compact tissue, enclosing a cavity called the medullary canal, which is filled with a pulpy, yellow fat called _marrow_.

    A Practical Physiology

  • In addition to these interruptions oblique clefts may be seen in the medullary sheath, subdividing it into irregular portions, which are termed medullary segments, or segments of Lantermann (Fig. 631); there is reason to believe that these clefts are artificially produced in the preparation of the specimens.

    IX. Neurology. 1. Structure of the Nervous System

  • The body, or diaphysis is cylindrical, with a central cavity termed the medullary canal; the wall consists of dense, compact tissue of considerable thickness in the middle part of the body, but becoming thinner toward the extremities; within the medullary canal is some cancellous tissue, scanty in the middle of the body but greater in amount toward the ends.

    II. Osteology. 1. Development of the Skeleton

  • These increase in size as they recede from the surface toward a highly vascular stroma in the center of the organ, termed the medullary substance (zona vasculosa of Waldeyer).

    XI. Splanchnology. 3d. 1. The Ovaries

  • The interior of each of the long bones of the limbs presents a cylindrical cavity filled with marrow and lined by a highly vascular areolar structure, called the medullary membrane.

    II. Osteology. 2. Bone

  • On the other hand, a rare form of thyroid cancer known as medullary thyroid cancer can be hereditary.

    NYT > Home Page

  • It is not known if Victoza could cause thyroid tumors or a very rare type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid cancer in people.

    foodconsumer.org

  • "It is not known if Victoza could cause thyroid tumors or a very rare type of thyroid cancer called medullary thyroid cancer in people," the FDA said.

    daytondailynews.com - News

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