a) Any of several North American or Asian conifers, of the genera Thuja and Thujopsis, grown for timber or ornament.
b) The white nerve tissue of the cerebellum that has a branching structure.

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  • arborvitae — noun Etymology: New Latin arbor vitae, literally, tree of life Date: 1646 any of various evergreen trees and shrubs (especially genus Thuja) of the cypress family that usually have closely overlapping or compressed scale leaves and are often… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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