the lowest or hindmost part of the brain, continuous with the spinal cord.
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How to use medulla oblongata in a sentence
Posteriorly is situated the hind-brain, now consisting of the medulla oblongata and cerebellum.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1 | Francis Maitland Balfour
In Scyllium, however, indications appear in the hind-brain of its future division into a cerebellum and medulla oblongata.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1 | Francis Maitland Balfour
It reduces the librarian to a medulla oblongata, so far as I am able to understand the psychology of the situation.
And, on the other hand, the vertical strands are notably increased in their passage through the field of the medulla oblongata.Degeneracy | Eugene S. Talbot
The medulla oblongata with its reticular ganglion seems to be the great rhythmic centre.Degeneracy | Eugene S. Talbot
British Dictionary definitions for medulla oblongata
the lower stalklike section of the brain, continuous with the spinal cord, containing control centres for the heart and lungs
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Scientific definitions for medulla oblongata
The lowermost portion of the brainstem in humans and other mammals. It is important in the reflex control of involuntary processes, including respiration, heartbeat, and blood pressure.
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