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Meaning & Definition of Medulla in English

English

Medulla

/mɪdələ/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • myelin
  • ,
  • myeline
  • ,
  • medulla

2. 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:
  • medulla oblongata
  • ,
  • medulla
  • ,
  • bulb

3. The inner part of an organ or structure in plant or animal

    synonym:
  • medulla