Arbor vitae

Arbor vitae
Thuja Thu"ja, n. [NL., from Gr. ? an African tree with sweet-smelling wood.] (Bot.) A genus of evergreen trees, thickly branched, remarkable for the distichous arrangement of their branches, and having scalelike, closely imbricated, or compressed leaves. [Written also {thuya}.] See {Thyine wood}. [1913 Webster]

Note: {Thuja occidentalis} is the {Arbor vit[ae]} of the Eastern and Northern United States. {Thuja gigantea} of North-waetern America is a very large tree, there called {red cedar}, and {canoe cedar}, and furnishes a useful timber. [1913 Webster]

{thuja oil}cedar leaf oil. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Arbor vitae — may refer to:In anatomy: * Arbor vitae (anatomy), white matter of the cerebellum * arbor vitæ uteri , a part of the canal of the cervixIn other uses: * Arborvitae , Thuja, a genus of coniferous trees in the cypress family * Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin …   Wikipedia

  • Arbor vitae — Ar bor vi t[ae] [L., tree of life.] 1. (Bot.) An evergreen tree of the cypress tribe, genus {Thuja}. The American species is the {Thuja occidentalis}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) The treelike disposition of the gray and white nerve tissues in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arbor vitae — (n.) type of evergreen shrub, 1660s, name given by French physician and botanist Charles de Lécluse (1525 1609), Latin, lit. tree of life. Also used in late 18c. rogue s slang as a cant word for penis …   Etymology dictionary

  • ARBOR VITAE — (древо жизни), фигура древа, получаемая на сагиттальном разре Сагиттальный срединный разрез через мозжечок; МО medulla oblongata; P pons. зе белого вещества мозжечка, благодаря тончайшим его разветвлениям …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • Arbor vitae — gyvybės medis statusas T sritis gyvūnų anatomija, gyvūnų morfologija atitikmenys: lot. Arbor vitae ryšiai: platesnis terminas – smegenėlių pjūviai …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

  • arbor vitae — 1. Thuja occidentalis. 2. a. vitae cerebelli …   Medical dictionary

  • Arbor vitae — Ạrbor vi̱tae [lat. arbor = Baum u. lat. vita = Leben] m; : „Lebensbaum“, dem Lebensbaum (Thuja occidentalis) ähnelndes Bild, das das Kleinhirn im ↑Medianschnitt zeigt …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • arbor vitae — /ahr beuhr vuy tee/, Anat. a treelike appearance in a vertical section of the cerebellum, due to the arrangement of the white and gray nerve tissues. * * * …   Universalium

  • arbor vitae — noun a) The evergreen trees Arborvitae, genus Thuja. b) White matter of the cerebellum …   Wiktionary

  • arbor vitae — [ˌα:bə vʌɪti:, vi:tʌɪ] noun another term for thuja. Origin C16: from L., lit. tree of life , prob. with ref. to its medicinal use …   English new terms dictionary

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