Saturday, August 1, 2009


olivary \ˈōl-ə-ˌver-ē\ adjective: 1. Shaped like an olive, 2. pertaining to an olivary body

Etymology: Latin olīvārius belonging to olives

Your olivary bodies are two anatomical prominences composed of nerve tissue, and they reside on either side of the anterior surface of your medulla oblongata.

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