Meaning of arbor vitae

ar•bor vi•tae

Pronunciation: (är'bur vī'tē), [key]
— Anat. Anat.
  1. a treelike appearance in a vertical section of the cerebellum, due to the arrangement of the white and gray nerve tissues.


Pronunciation: (är"bur-vī'tē), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several ornamental or timber-producing evergreen trees belonging to the genus Thuja, of the cypress family, native to North America and eastern Asia, having a scaly bark and scalelike leaves on branchlets.
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