médula
Usage note
This word may also be spelled "medula."
médula(
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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.
Durante la biopsia, se analizó la médula.The bone marrow was analyzed during the biopsy.
c. medulla (technical) 
¿Qué porcentaje de células plasma hay en la médula?What's the percentage of plasma cells in the medulla?
2. (central nervous system) 
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. (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 (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.
Phrases with "médula"
Here are the most popular phrases with "médula." Click the phrases to see the full entry.
médula ósea
bone marrow
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