Olivary body
Olivary Ol"i*va*ry, a. [L. olivarius belonging to olives, fr. oliva an olive: cf. F. olivaire.] (Anat.) Like an olive. [1913 Webster]

{Olivary body} (Anat.), an oval prominence on each side of the medulla oblongata; -- called also {olive}. [1913 Webster]


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  • olivary body — Anat. one of two oval bodies or prominences composed of nerve tissue, one on each side of the anterior surface of the medulla oblongata. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • olivary body — noun 1. : inferior olive 2. : superior olive * * * Anat. one of two oval bodies or prominences composed of nerve tissue, one on each side of the anterior surface of the medulla oblongata. [1830 40] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Olivary — Ol i*va*ry, a. [L. olivarius belonging to olives, fr. oliva an olive: cf. F. olivaire.] (Anat.) Like an olive. [1913 Webster] {Olivary body} (Anat.), an oval prominence on each side of the medulla oblongata; called also {olive}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • olivary — /ol euh ver ee/, adj. 1. shaped like an olive. 2. of or pertaining to an olivary body [1535 45; < L olivarius belonging to olives. See OLIVE, ARY] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Inferior olivary nucleus — Infobox Brain Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 187 GrayPage = 781 Caption = Microcircuitry of the cerebellum. Excitatory synapses are denoted by (+) and inhibitory synapses by ( ). MF: Mossy fiber. DCN: Deep cerebellar nuclei. IO: Inferior… …   Wikipedia

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