from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or derived from the bone marrow.
  • adj. Of or relating to the spinal cord.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to bone marrow
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the spinal cord

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling marrow in appearance or consistency.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Medullary.
  • n. Same as myeloidin.

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

  • adj. of or relating to the spinal cord
  • adj. of or relating to bone marrow


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