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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Either of a pair of prominent oval structures in the medulla oblongata, the lower portion of the brainstem, containing the olivary nuclei.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. an oval prominence on each side of the medulla oblongata; -- called also olive.


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