inferior olive

noun
variants: or inferior olivary nucleus

Medical Definition of inferior olive

: 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 17 Jan. 2022.

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