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olivary

[ol-uh-ver-ee] /ˈɒl əˌvɛr i/
adjective
1.
shaped like an olive.
2.
of or pertaining to an olivary body.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Latin olīvārius belonging to olives. See olive, -ary
Related forms
interolivary, adjective
postolivary, adjective
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  • Cells in the olivary nucleus show spontaneous rhythmic discharges that can be suppressed by alcohol.
British Dictionary definitions for olivary

olivary

/ˈɒlɪvərɪ/
adjective
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
Word Origin
C16: from Latin olivārius, from olivaolive
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olivary in Medicine

olivary ol·i·var·y (ŏl'ə-věr'ē)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to the olivary body.

  2. Relating to or shaped like an olive.

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