Skip to Content
Medical Term:


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


© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.