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- noun The lowermost portion of the vertebrate brain, continuous with the spinal cord, responsible for the control of respiration, circulation, and certain other bodily functions.
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- noun The lower portion of the
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- noun lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin medulla oblongāta : Latin medulla, medulla + New Latin oblongāta, feminine of oblongātus, oblong.]
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