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medullanoun [C]

uk   /medˈʌl.ə/  us   /məˈdʌl.ə/ specialized
the ​innerpart of a ​bodypart or ​organ
(Definition of medulla from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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medullanoun [C usually sing]

 /məˈdʌl·ə/
biology the ​lowestpart of the ​brain, which ​controls the body's ​automaticprocesses such as the way the ​heartworks and the ​breathing
(Definition of medulla from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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