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olivary body

noun, Anatomy
1.
one of two oval bodies or prominences composed of nerve tissue, one on each side of the anterior surface of the medulla oblongata.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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olivary body's in Medicine

olivary body n.
A smooth oval prominence of the ventrolateral surface of the medulla oblongata lateral to the pyramidal tract, corresponding to the olivary nucleus. Also called oliva, olive.

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