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Medical Term:

pyramid of medulla oblongata


Definition: 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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