Medulla - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |məˈdələ|  American pronunciation of the word medulla
Brit.  |meˈdʌlə|  British pronunciation of the word medulla


- a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers
- lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata) (syn: bulb)
the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning
- the inner part of an organ or structure in plant or animal
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