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Noun: medulla oblongata
  1. Lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord
    "the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centres controlling breathing and heart functioning";
    - medulla, bulb [archaic]

Derived forms: medulla oblongatas

Type of: neural structure

Part of: brain stem, brainstem, brain-stem

Encyclopedia: Medulla oblongata