theriaca


the·ri·a·ca

noun \thi-ˈrī-ə-kə\

Definition of THERIACA

:  a mixture of many drugs and honey formerly held to be an antidote to poison
the·ri·a·cal \-kəl\ adjective

Origin of THERIACA

New Latin, from Latin, antidote against poison — more at treacle
First Known Use: 1562

the·ri·a·ca

noun \thi-ˈrī-ə-kə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of THERIACA

: an antidote to poison consisting typically of about 70 drugs pulverized and reduced with honey to an electuary—called also Venice treacle

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