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oblongata

[ob-lawng-gah-tuh, -long-] /ˌɒb lɔŋˈgɑ tə, -lɒŋ-/
noun, plural oblongatas, oblongatae
[ob-lawng-gah-tee, -long-] /ˌɒb lɔŋˈgɑ ti, -lɒŋ-/ (Show IPA)
Origin
< Neo-Latin: literally, oblong; see -ate1
Related forms
preoblongata, noun, plural preoblongatas, preoblongatae.
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oblongata ob·lon·ga·ta (ŏb'lŏng-gā'tə, -gä'tə)
n.
The medulla oblongata.

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