medulla

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin medulla (pith, marrow), perhaps from medius (middle).

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Noun[edit]

medulla (plural medullas or medullae or medullæ)

  1. The soft inner part of something, especially the pith of a fruit.
  2. (anatomy) The inner substance of various organs and structures, especially the marrow of bones.
  3. (anatomy) The medulla oblongata.
  4. (botany) The internal tissue of a plant.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin medius.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

medulla f (genitive medullae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) marrow
  2. vocative singular of medulla

medullā f

  1. ablative singular of medulla

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative medulla medullae
genitive medullae medullārum
dative medullae medullīs
accusative medullam medullās
ablative medullā medullīs
vocative medulla medullae

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References[edit]

  • medulla in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • medulla in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “medulla”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • medulla in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette