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olivary nucleus

olivary nucleus in Medicine

olivary nucleus n.
A dense aggregate of small nerve cells arranged in a folded lamina, corresponding in position to the olivary body, and projecting to all parts of the contralateral half of the cerebellar cortex; inferior olivary nucleus.

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