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Medical Term:

pyramid of medulla oblongata


an elongated, white prominence on the anterior surface of the medulla oblongata on either side along the anterior median fissure, corresponding to the position of fibers forming the corticospinal tracts.

Synonym(s): pyramis medullae oblongataeTA, anterior column of medulla oblongata, anterior pyramid

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