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médula

USAGE NOTE
This word may also be spelled "medula."
médula(
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (soft tissue within bones)
a. marrow
La médula es uno de varios tipos de tejido que se observan en los huesos animales.Marrow is one of several types of tissue found in animal bones.
b. bone marrow
Durante la biopsia, se analizó la médula.The bone marrow was analyzed during the biopsy.
c. medulla
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
¿Qué porcentaje de células plasma hay en la médula?What's the percentage of plasma cells in the medulla?
2. (central nervous system)
a. spinal cord
La información viaja desde y hacia el cerebro a través de la médula.The information travels from and to the brain through the spinal cord.
3. (botany)
a. pith
La médula de la planta tiene un diámetro inferior a 0,7 milímetros.The diameter of the pith of the plant is less than 0,7 millimeters.
4.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(crux)
a. root
La médula del problema es la falta de fondos.The root of the problem is the lack of funds.
b. heart
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
Para resolver la disputa, tenemos que encontrar la médula del asunto.To solve the dispute, we must find the heart of the issue.
c. essence
La médula del socialismo es la distribución equitativa de la riqueza.The essence of socialism is the equal distribution of wealth.
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