medulla oblongata
noun (plural medulla oblongatas or medullae oblongatae) Etymology: New Latin, literally, oblong medulla Date: 1668 the part of the vertebrate brain that is continuous posteriorly with the spinal cord and that contains the centers controlling involuntary vital functions — see brain illustration

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