Brain vs Medulla - What's the difference?

brain | medulla |


As nouns the difference between brain and medulla

is that brain is the control center of the central nervous system of an animal located in the skull which is responsible for perception, cognition, attention, memory, emotion, and action while medulla is the soft inner part of something, especially the pith of a fruit.

As a verb brain

is to dash out the brains of; to kill by smashing the skull.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

brain

English

Noun

(wikipedia brain) (en noun)
  • The control center of the central nervous system of an animal located in the skull which is responsible for perception, cognition, attention, memory, emotion, and action.
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  • (informal) An intelligent person.
  • (UK, plurale tantum) A person who provides the intelligence required for something.
  • (in the plural) Intellect.
  • * 2008 Quaker Action (magazine) Rights trampled in rush to deport immigrant workers , Fall 2008, Vol. 89, No. 3, p. 8:
  • "We provided a lot of brains and a lot of heart to the response when it was needed," says Sandra Sanchez, director of AFSC's Immigrants' Voice Program in Des Moines.
  • By analogy with a human brain, the part of a machine or computer that performs calculations.
  • oral sex
  • * 2012 , (Mack Maine) featuring Turk and Mystikal, I'm On It
  • *:You said I got brain from your dame in the range
  • *:In the passing lane
  • *:But you really ain't got no proof
  • Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    * beat someone's brains out * brainbox * brain bucket * brain candy * braincase * brain cell * brainchild * brain coral * brain cramp * brain damage * brain dead * brain death * brain disease * brain disorder * brain doctor * brain drain * brain fag * brain farm * brain fever * brain fingerprinting * brain food * brain freeze * brainiac * brainish * brainless * brain mushroom * brainpan * brainpower * brain science * brainsick * brain stem / brainstem * brainstorm * brain sugar * brain surgeon * brain surgery * brain-teaser * brain truster * brain tumor / brain tumour * brainwash * brainwave * brainworker * brainy * forebrain * left brain * microbrain * no-brainer * on the brain * organic brain syndrome * pick someone's brain * rack one's brain or rack one's brains * right brain * split brain * water on the brain * yellow brain fungus

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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To dash out the brains of; to kill by smashing the skull.
  • (slang) To strike (someone) on the head.
  • (figurative) To destroy; to put an end to.
  • * Shakespeare
  • There thou mayst brain him.
  • * Shakespeare
  • It was the swift celerity of the death That brained my purpose.
  • To conceive in the mind; to understand.
  • * Shakespeare
  • 'Tis still a dream, or else such stuff as madmen / Tongue, and brain not.

    Anagrams

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    medulla

    English

    Noun

  • The soft inner part of something, especially the pith of a fruit.
  • (anatomy) The inner substance of various organs and structures, especially the marrow of bones.
  • (anatomy) The medulla oblongata.
  • (botany) The internal tissue of a plant.
  • Derived terms

    * medullar * medullary * medulloblastoma ----