1. medulla

noun. ['mɪˈdʌlə, mɪˈduːlə'] the inner part of an organ or structure in plant or animal.


  • plant tissue
  • adrenal medulla


  • thin
  • ectomorphic
  • angular

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2. medulla

noun. ['mɪˈdʌlə, mɪˈduːlə'] lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata).


  • bulb
  • respiratory center
  • neural structure
  • brainstem
  • brain stem
  • medulla oblongata


  • leanness
  • starve
  • nonfat
  • unfruitful

3. medulla

noun. ['mɪˈdʌlə, mɪˈduːlə'] a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers.


  • myelin
  • myeline
  • myelin sheath
  • fat


  • cortical area
  • Golgi cell
  • grey matter
  • occipital lobe

Example sentences of the word medulla-oblongata

1. Noun Phrase
They then send the message from the medulla oblongata to the heart that slows your heart rate.

2. Noun Phrase
The brain stem is located below the brain at the back of the neck and contains the vital control center of the body called the medulla oblongata.

3. Noun Phrase
They send information to the medulla oblongata of the brain, where it is interpreted.

4. Noun Phrase
When a decrease in blood pressure is needed, the medulla oblongata signals the parasympathetic nervous system to cause a decrease in heart rate, which will decrease the blood pressure as well.