Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Wednesday's Sexy Word of the Week



Speaking of sucking the marrow, how about a very sexy word for it?

Medullary

The difficulty here is that the dictionary offers 3 different pronunciations and 1 isn't quite sexy at all. So we'll just skip over that one, won't we?

How are your phonetics this morning?

mej-uh-ler-ee

Mmmmmmm, c'mere, woman. And take off all those clothes!

So it means something related to the marrow of the bone or the medulla oblongata, which I thought was funny because those two things aren't really related. It has something to do with the way the Latinate has come down through the language, yada yada yada. Anyhooz, check out this medical dictionary definition and see if you don't feel like you could perform surgery afterwards:

1 a : of or relating to the medulla of any body part or organ b : containing, consisting of, or resembling bone marrow c : of or relating to the medulla oblongata or the spinal cord d : of, relating to, or formed of the dorsally located embryonic ectoderm destined to sink below the surface and become neural tissue

Ha. Brilliant. "Dorsally located embryonic ectoderm." Cool.

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