Definition of bulbar in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbəlbər/

Entry from US English dictionary


Relating to an anatomical bulb, especially the medulla oblongata.
Example sentences
  • Merrill identified and located various types of bulbar respiratory neurons and identified the dorsal and ventral groups.
  • Involvement of the cranial nerves may cause bulbar paralysis.
  • The infant with botulism becomes progressively weak, hypotonic and hyporeflexic, showing bulbar and spinal nerve abnormalities.

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Syllabification: bul·bar

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