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English noun: medulla oblongata

1. medulla oblongata (body) lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata)

SamplesThe medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning.

Synonymsbulb, medulla

Broader (hypernym)neural structure

Part holonymrespiratory center

Part meronymbrain stem, brain-stem, brainstem

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