accessory olivary nucleus


Medical Definition of accessory olivary nucleus

: any of several small masses or layers of gray matter that are situated adjacent to the inferior olive and of which there are typically two on each side:
a : one situated on each side dorsal to the inferior olive

called also dorsal accessory olivary nucleus

b : one situated on each side medial to the inferior olive

called also medial accessory olivary nucleus

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“Accessory olivary nucleus.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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