inferior olive


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

Dictionary Entries Near inferior olive

Cite this Entry

“Inferior olive.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!