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olivary body

noun, Anatomy
one of two oval bodies or prominences composed of nerve tissue, one on each side of the anterior surface of the medulla oblongata.
Origin of olivary body
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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olivary body 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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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