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medull/o is a combining form that refers to “medulla oblongata”.

In your brain, the medulla oblongata is located at the bottom. This is the place where your brain and spinal cord connect, serving as a key conduit for nerve signals. The medulla oblongata transmits signals from the spinal cord to the higher parts of the brain and controls autonomic functions, such as heartbeat and respiration.