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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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The forces of Operation Olive Branch have now deployed at the gate of the Kurdish-held town of Afrin.
"As a result of Operation Olive Branch, as of March 12, the center of the city of Afrin is surrounded, the strategically important areas are taken under control," the military said in a statement, Sputnik reported.
The sources further said that the village of Baslahiya and a military base also came under the control of the forces of Operation Olive Branch in Afrin region.
The sources further said that the forces of Operation Olive Branch managed to impose control over the Southwestern corridor to Afrin after deploying in Jandaris.
Speaking about the Olive Branch operation, Canikli added that this operation is carried out within the law.
The Turkish army said that a sum of 3,055 Kurdish fighters have been killed or captured by the Turkish troops and allied militants during Operation Olive Branch in Afrin region.
ANKARA, Feb 14 (KUNA) -- Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Wednesday that there is no evidence a Turkish helicopter was shot down in northwestern Syria's Afrin during the ongoing Operation Olive Branch. Yildirim made his remarks in a press conference before an official visit to Belarus, adding that an accident crash committee was formed, and "an investigation in the armed forces is underway".
The US Air Force left the Incirlik air base in Turkey before the Operation Olive Branch, Turkish newspaper Yenisafak reported referring to the retired general of the Turkish Air Force, Beyazit Karatas, on March 28.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Turkish army and the Ankara-backed militants occupied more Syrian territories after heavy clashes with the Kurds during the Operation Olive Branch in Aleppo.
ANKARA, Feb 10 (KUNA) -- Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said two Turkish pilots were killed Saturday when a helicopter crashed in northwestern Syria's Afrin during Operation Olive Branch. Speaking to reporters in Turkey's southwestern Mugla province, Yildirim said: "Unfortunately, one of our two ATAK helicopters on a mission in Afrin region has crashed.