an mass of gray matter, in the form of an olive, within the medulla oblongata, consisting of the cell bodies of neurons which join the cerebral cortex with other portions of the brain.

OLIVARY NUCLEUS: "The olivary nucleus comes in two forms: inferior and superior."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OLIVARY NUCLEUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/olivary-nucleus/ (accessed September 23, 2021).