shaped like an olive.
of or pertaining to an olivary body.

1535–45; < Latin olīvārius belonging to olives. See olive, -ary

interolivary, adjective
postolivary, adjective
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olivary (ˈɒlɪvərɪ)
1.  shaped like an olive
2.  anatomy of or relating to either of two masses of tissue (olivary bodies) on the forward portion of the medulla oblongata
[C16: from Latin olivārius, from olivaolive]

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olivary ol·i·var·y (ŏl'ə-věr'ē)

  1. Of or relating to the olivary body.

  2. Relating to or shaped like an olive.

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Cells in the olivary nucleus show spontaneous rhythmic discharges that can be suppressed by alcohol.
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