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suppository

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

Simple Definition of suppository

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

Full Definition of suppository

plural sup·pos·i·to·ries

  1. :  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


Medical Dictionary

suppository

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noun sup·pos·i·to·ry \sə-ˈpäz-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr-\

Medical Definition of suppository

plural sup·pos·i·to·ries

  1. :  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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