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suppository

noun sup·pos·i·to·ry \sə-ˈpä-zə-ˌtr-ē\

medical : a small piece of solid medicine that is placed in the rectum or vagina and left there to dissolve

plural sup·pos·i·to·ries

Full Definition of SUPPOSITORY

:  a solid but readily meltable cone or cylinder of usually medicated material for insertion into a bodily passage or cavity (as the rectum)

Origin of SUPPOSITORY

Middle English suppositorie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin suppositorium, from Late Latin, neuter of suppositorius placed beneath, from Latin supponere to put under
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Pharmacology Terms

anodyne, cathartic, emetic, emollient, liniment, paregoric, poultice, purgative, soporific, spectrum

suppository

noun sup·pos·i·to·ry \sə-ˈpäz-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtr-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural sup·pos·i·to·ries

Medical Definition of SUPPOSITORY

:  a solid but readily meltable cone or cylinder of usually medicated material for insertion into a bodily passage or cavity (as the rectum, vagina, or urethra)

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