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- adj. Shaped like an olive
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like an olive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling an olive.
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Inferior olivary nucleus with the two accessory olivary nuclei.
The spino-olivary fasciculus (olivospinal; bulbospinal, Helwegs bundle) is likewise of unknown constitution and function; there is uncertainty even in regard to the direction of its fibers.
This nucleus is situated above the nucleus ambiguus, behind the superior olivary nucleus, and medial to the spinal tract of the trigeminal nerve.
It consists of fibers from the terminal nuclei of the cochlear division of the acoustic nerve, together with others from the superior olivary and trapezoid nuclei.
From the alar lamina and its rhombic lip, neuroblasts migrate into the basal lamina, and become aggregated to form the olivary nuclei, while many send their axis-cylinders through the floor-plate to the opposite side, and thus constitute the rudiment of the raphé of the medulla oblongata.
Inferior olivary nucleus, with the accessory olivary nuclei.
The superior olivary nucleus is a small mass of gray matter situated on the dorsal surface of the lateral part of the trapezoid body.
Some of the fibers terminate in the superior olivary nucleus.
Efferent fibers of tuberculum acusticum, forming the striae medullares, with 6, their direct bundle going to the superior olivary nucleus of the same side; 6, their decussating bundles going to the superior olivary nucleus of the opposite side.
Fibers from the striæ medullares contribute to the trapezoid body, in addition it sends terminals or collaterals to and receives axons from the superior olivary nucleus, the nucleus of the trapezoid body, the lateral preolivary or semilunar nucleus and the mesial preolivary nucleus.