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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Rules introduced in 2002 established optional labelling for virgin and extra virgin olive oil but, according to the Commission, this proved insufficient to prevent consumers being misled about the true characteristics and origin of certain products.
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