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Related / Similar Words: medulla oblongata, bulb, myelin, myeline

 

Definition:
  • the inner part of an organ or structure in plant or animal;
  • 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";
  • a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers;

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    Hyponyms: adrenal medulla

     

    Substance Meronyms: medullary sheath, myelin sheath

     

    Part Meronyms: brainstem, brain-stem, brain stem

     

     
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