shaped like an olive.
of or relating to an olivary body
- in·ter·ol·i·var·y, adjective
- post·ol·i·var·y, adjective
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How to use olivary in a sentence
Semi-solids, like eyebrow pigment and eye ointments, were applied on olivary-pointed probes.
It consists of a long shaft with an olivary point at one end and a spatula at the other.
It consists of a small narrow scoop at one end and a simple probe without olivary enlargement at the other.
A slender sound with slight olivary enlargement at either end is very frequently mentioned under the name by Galen.
It consists of a handle with an olivary point at one end, and at the other a plate with transverse ridges.
British Dictionary definitions for olivary
shaped like an olive
anatomy of or relating to either of two masses of tissue (olivary bodies) on the forward portion of the medulla oblongata
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