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Definition of "medullary" [med•ul•la•ry]

  • Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, marrow or medulla. (adjective)
  • Filled with spongy pith; pithy. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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