Meaning of “medulla oblongata” in the English Dictionary

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"medulla oblongata" in British English

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medulla oblongatanoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /meˌdʌl.ə ɒb.lɒŋˈɡɑː.tə/ us /məˌdʌl.ə ɑːb.lɑːŋˈɡɑː.t̬ə/ plural medullae oblongatae /-iː -iː/ /-iː -iː/ specialized

the lowest part of the brain, positioned at the top of the spinal cord, that controls activities such as heartbeat, blood pressure , and breathing

(Definition of “medulla oblongata” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)