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Pronunciation: o-li'va, -ve

Definition: A smooth oval prominence of the ventrolateral surface of the medulla oblongata lateral to the pyramidal tract, corresponding to the inferior olivary nucleus.

Synonym(s): corpus olivare, inferior olive, olivary body, olivary eminence, olive1


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