Definition of medullation in US English:



  • 1Histology and Physiology= "myelination". Compare "medulla". Now rare.

  • 2Botany. The presence or development of a medulla in a stele; the condition of having such a medulla.

  • 3The presence of a medulla in a hair or feather; the nature or size of the medulla in hairs; the condition of having medullated hairs; the degree to which the hairs (of an animal, type of wool, etc.) are medullated.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. From medulla + -ation.