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medulla

Pronunciation: /mɪˈdʌlə/

Translation of medulla in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -las or , -lae /-liː/)

  • 1 [Anatomy/Anatomía] 1.1 (of spine) médula (feminine) (espinal)
    Example sentences
    • The brainstem consists of the midbrain, pons and medulla, structures located deep in the back of the brain.
    • Similar changes may be seen in the medulla and upper brain stem.
    • Removal of the meninges and some cranial nerve roots allow salient features of the ventral or anterior aspect of the medulla and pons to be examined more easily.
    1.2medulla (oblongata) bulbo (masculine) raquídeo
  • 2 [Botany/Botánica] médula (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Chloroplasts were abundant in the secondary cortex and secondary phloem, and occurred throughout the secondary xylem rays and medulla of 3-year-old stems.

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