Olivary



[ol-uh-ver-ee] /ˈɒl əˌvɛr i/

adjective
1.
shaped like an olive.
2.
of or relating to an .
/ˈɒlɪvərɪ/
adjective
1.
shaped like an olive
2.
(anatomy) of or relating to either of two masses of tissue (olivary bodies) on the forward portion of the medulla oblongata

olivary ol·i·var·y (ŏl’ə-věr’ē)
adj.

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