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olive

 [ol´iv]
the tree Olea europaea or its fruit.
A rounded elevation lateral to the upper part of each pyramid of the medulla oblongata; it is formed by the olivary nucleus just beneath its surface and is linked by fiber systems to the pons and cerebellum. Called also olivary body.
olive oil a fixed oil obtained from ripe fruit of Olea europaea; used as a setting retardant for dental cements, topical emollient, pharmaceutic necessity, and sometimes as a laxative.

ol·ive oil

(ol'iv oyl),
The expressed oil of the fruit of Olea europaea; used as a cholagogue, laxative, and emollient, and in the preparation of liniments and foods.
A vegetable oil from the fruit of Olea europaea, which is used as a demulcent, laxative and is a sine qua non for Mediterranean food
Health effects Decreased cardiovascular disease—acute MI, hypertension, and strokes—by regulating cholesterol and LDL cholesterol oxidation; it is anti-inflammatory, antithrombotic, antihypertensive, and a vasodilator

ol·ive oil

(ol'iv oyl)
The expressed oil of the fruit of Olea europaea; used as a cholagogue, laxative, and emollient, and in the preparation of liniments and foods.

olive

1. the tree Olea europaea and its fruit.
2. olivary body; a rounded elevation lateral to the upper part of each pyramid of the medulla oblongata.

olive oil
an emollient lubricant and mild laxative.
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