1. Relating to the oliva. 2. Relating to or shaped like an olive.

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ol·i·vary 'äl-ə-.ver-ē adj
1) shaped like an olive
2) of, relating to, situated near, or comprising one or more of the olives, inferior olives, or superior olives <the \olivary complex>

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ol·i·vary (olґĭ-var″e) [L. olivarius] 1. shaped like an olive. 2. pertaining to the oliva.

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  • Olivary — Ol i*va*ry, a. [L. olivarius belonging to olives, fr. oliva an olive: cf. F. olivaire.] (Anat.) Like an olive. [1913 Webster] {Olivary body} (Anat.), an oval prominence on each side of the medulla oblongata; called also {olive}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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] * * * …   Universalium

  • olivary — /ˈɒləvəri/ (say oluhvuhree) adjective 1. shaped like an olive. 2. Anatomy denoting or relating to either of two oval bodies or prominences (olivary bodies), made up of nervous tissue, one on each side of the anterior surface of the medulla… …   Australian English dictionary

  • olivary — adjective Shaped like an olive …   Wiktionary

  • olivary — olive shaped Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • olivary — É‘lɪverɪ / É’lɪvÉ™rɪ adj. resembling an olive, olive shaped …   English contemporary dictionary

  • olivary — [ ɒlɪv(ə)ri] adjective Anatomy relating to or denoting the nucleus situated in the olive of the medulla oblongata in the brain …   English new terms dictionary

  • olivary — ol·i·vary …   English syllables

  • olivary — adj. Anat. olive shaped; oval. Etymology: L olivarius (as OLIVE) …   Useful english dictionary

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