olivary

olivary
/ol"euh ver'ee/, adj.
1. shaped like an olive.
2. of or pertaining to an olivary body
[1535-45; < L olivarius belonging to olives. See OLIVE, -ARY]

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  • olivary — [äl′ə ver΄ē] adj. [L olivarius] Anat. 1. shaped like an olive 2. designating or of either of two oval bodies protruding from the sides of the medulla oblongata …   English World dictionary

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