inferior olive

noun

variants or inferior olivary nucleus
: a large gray nucleus that forms the interior of the olive on each side of the medulla oblongata and has connections with the thalamus, cerebellum, and spinal cord see accessory olivary nucleus compare superior olive

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“Inferior olive.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/inferior%20olive. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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