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(ol′ĭv )

[L. oliva, olive]
SEE: 1. Inferior olive.
2. An egg-shaped device small enough to fit on the tip of a vein stripper. The olive prevents damage to the vein as the stripper is pushed into it.SEE: 3. Olivary complex.
4. An enlarged stenotic pylorus in infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis.
SYN: SEE: olivary complex

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