arbor vitae

arbor vitae
arbor vitae (n.) type of evergreen shrub, 1660s, name given by French physician and botanist Charles de Lécluse (1525-1609), Latin, lit. "tree of life." Also used in late 18c. rogue's slang as a cant word for "penis."

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  • Arbor vitae — may refer to:In anatomy: * Arbor vitae (anatomy), white matter of the cerebellum * arbor vitæ uteri , a part of the canal of the cervixIn other uses: * Arborvitae , Thuja, a genus of coniferous trees in the cypress family * Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin …   Wikipedia

  • Arbor vitae — Ar bor vi t[ae] [L., tree of life.] 1. (Bot.) An evergreen tree of the cypress tribe, genus {Thuja}. The American species is the {Thuja occidentalis}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) The treelike disposition of the gray and white nerve tissues in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ARBOR VITAE — (древо жизни), фигура древа, получаемая на сагиттальном разре Сагиттальный срединный разрез через мозжечок; МО medulla oblongata; P pons. зе белого вещества мозжечка, благодаря тончайшим его разветвлениям …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

  • Arbor vitae — gyvybės medis statusas T sritis gyvūnų anatomija, gyvūnų morfologija atitikmenys: lot. Arbor vitae ryšiai: platesnis terminas – smegenėlių pjūviai …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

  • Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin — Infobox Settlement official name = Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin settlement type = Town nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image mapsize = 250px map caption = Location of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin mapsize1 = map caption1 = subdivision type =… …   Wikipedia

  • Arbor vitae (anatomy) — Infobox Brain Name = PAGENAME Latin = arbor vitae cerebelli GraySubject = 187 GrayPage = 791 Caption = Figure 3: Cerebellum and surrounding regions; sagittal view of one hemisphere. A: Midbrain. B: Pons. C: Medulla. D: Spinal cord. E: Fourth… …   Wikipedia

  • Arbor vitae cerebelli — gyvybės medis statusas T sritis centrinė nervų sistema atitikmenys: lot. Arbor vitae cerebelli ryšiai: platesnis terminas – smegenėlių pjūviai …   Paukščių anatomijos terminai

  • arbor vitae — 1. Thuja occidentalis. 2. a. vitae cerebelli …   Medical dictionary

  • Arbor vitae — Thuja Thu ja, n. [NL., from Gr. ? an African tree with sweet smelling wood.] (Bot.) A genus of evergreen trees, thickly branched, remarkable for the distichous arrangement of their branches, and having scalelike, closely imbricated, or compressed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arbor vitae — Ạrbor vi̱tae [lat. arbor = Baum u. lat. vita = Leben] m; : „Lebensbaum“, dem Lebensbaum (Thuja occidentalis) ähnelndes Bild, das das Kleinhirn im ↑Medianschnitt zeigt …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

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