Definition of Olivary

1. a. Like an olive.

Definition of Olivary

1. Adjective. Shaped like an olive ¹

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Definition of Olivary

1. shaped like an olive [adj]

Medical Definition of Olivary

1. Like an olive. Olivary body, an oval prominence on each side of the medulla oblongata. Synonym: olive. Origin: L. Olivarius belonging to olives, fr. Oliva an olive: cf. F. Olivaire. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Olivary

oliva inferior
oliva superior
olivanic acid
olivary (current term)
olivary body
olivary eminence
olive-backed oriole
olive-drab uniform
olive-tipped catheter
olive-tree agaric
olive branch
olive branches
olive brown

Literary usage of Olivary

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1. The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"olivary Nuclei.—The oval prominence in the lateral area of the medulla, known as the olive, is produced by the presence just beneath the surface of a large ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"This is called the olivary body. The posterior column comprises that portion which is situated between the fibres of the origin of the glosso-pharyn- ">'.'. ..."

3. A Treatise on human physiology by John Call Dalton (1875)
"at this part, passing for some distance in a nearly vertical plane, and then curving outward, to reach the furrow between the olivary bodies and the ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1869)
"According to his theory, the olivary bodies effect the bilateral movement of the tongue by their action on the hypoglossal nuclei, because the actions of ..."

5. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1901)
"Transverse section through the medulla of new-born child at the level of the lower part of the olivary eminence, stained by the ..."

6. The Gross and Minute Anatomy of the Central Nervous System by Hermon C. Gordinier (1899)
"the pyramids and ventrolateral to the anterior lamina of the olivary body. Because of their relation to the anterior pyramids, they are sometimes called the ..."

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