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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.
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1. Synonym(s): oliva
2. Common name for a tree of the genus Olea (family Oleaceae) or its fruit.
[L. oliva]
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1. Synonym(s): oliva.
2. Common name for a tree of the genus Olea (family Oleaceae) or its fruit.
[L. oliva]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


1. A smooth, oval swelling on each side of the upper part of the MEDULLA caused by the underlying olivary nucleus. These nuclei connect with each other and with the CEREBELLUM.
2. The smooth, elliptical tip of a vein stripper, used in the treatment of VARICOSE VEINS.
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Patient discussion about olive

Q. if someone is allergic to olive trees, does that mean they are allergic to olive oil as well?

A. I asked him, and he said he has no prob with olive oil.
Dinner was spectacular if i may add :)

Q. Is it common to get an allergic reaction in the eye from olive harvest? I've been around olive trees for a few hours and now feel like I have something in my eye but there is nothing there. can it be an allergic reaction? I dont get it from eating olives...

A. but in one eye..? that just doesn't seem likely. but i guess there is no reason not to try both treatments....

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Andrea Messina Gebbia, owner of Joe and Son's Olive Oils, says, "From my ancestors' farms in Italy to my great-grandfather's South Tampa grocery store, my love of olive oils is rooted in family history.
hectares (24 million acres) were planted with olive, he said.
For the purpose, the department had imported high quality saplings from countries recognised for the production of olive, he added.
Visitors can pick olives using any of the age-old harvesting techniques, working for just one day or for a number of weeks in a row.
He said for the purpose the Punjab Agriculture Department had imported high quality saplings from best recognized countries for the production of olive. The eligibility criteria for the grant of free olive saplings extends to those farmers belonging to the region, who possess sufficient irrigation resources for the maintenance of an olive orchard, or who aspire to avail the 70 per cent subsidy available, to manage irrigation resources.
This was stated by Secretary Agriculture Punjab Mohammad Mahmood while chairing the 10th meeting of Olive Development Group held at BARI.
Green olives undergo three maturation stages on the tree which include (1) the green stage, (2) the turning color stage, and (3) the purple stage [17].
Also, in traditional mills, the discs used to press the olives are made from hemp--as opposed to synthetic fibers in modern mills--which is difficult to clean.
"My chicken farm and pens are warmed by a boiler fueled by the olives of our land," he said.
He pointed out that in general early olive harvest negatively affects the amount of oil extracted from olives and takes down of its quality.
According to the International Olive Council, world consumption of table olives increased 2.8 times from 1990 to 2016.