Definition of bulbar in US English:



  • Relating to an anatomical bulb, especially the medulla oblongata.

    • ‘These included redness in conjunctiva with prominent bulbar vessels, congestion of nasal mucosa and dermatological ailments.’
    • ‘Involvement of the cranial nerves may cause bulbar paralysis.’
    • ‘The inferior palpebral part and the bulbar part are continuous along a line of reflection (inferior conjunctival fornix).’
    • ‘The infant with botulism becomes progressively weak, hypotonic and hyporeflexic, showing bulbar and spinal nerve abnormalities.’
    • ‘Merrill identified and located various types of bulbar respiratory neurons and identified the dorsal and ventral groups.’