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    medulla oblongata

    medulla oblongata - Dictionary definition and meaning for word medulla oblongata

    (noun) lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata)
    Synonyms : bulb , medulla
    Example Sentence
    • the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning
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