Dictionary Results for medulla


1. medulla - noun

· a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers

Synonym(s): myelin, myeline

Hypernym(s): fat




2. medulla - noun

· lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata); "the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning"

Synonym(s): medulla_oblongata, bulb

Hypernym(s): neural_structure




3. medulla - noun

· the inner part of an organ or structure in plant or animal

Hypernym(s): animal_tissue, plant_tissue

Antonym(s): cortex





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