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  Definition of medulla oblongata
  1. lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb'' is an old term for medulla oblongata); "the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning"
Similar Words: medulla, bulb

 

Part Meronyms: brainstem, brain-stem, brain stem

 

 
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