collyrium

noun col·lyr·i·um \ kə-ˈlir-ē-əm \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of collyrium

plural collyria play \kə-ˈlir-ē-ə\ or collyriums
: eyewash 1

Origin and Etymology of collyrium

Middle English collirium, from Latin collyrium, from Greek kollyrion pessary, eye salve, from diminutive of kollyra roll of bread


Medical Dictionary

collyrium

noun col·lyr·i·um \ kə-ˈlir-ē-əm \

medical Definition of collyrium

plural -ia play \-ē-ə\ or collyriums
: an eye lotion : eyewash

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