collyrium

noun
col·​lyr·​i·​um | \ kə-ˈlir-ē-əm How to pronounce collyrium (audio) \
plural collyria\ kə-​ˈlir-​ē-​ə How to pronounce collyria (audio) \ or collyriums

Definition of collyrium

First Known Use of collyrium

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for collyrium

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

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collyrium

noun
col·​lyr·​i·​um | \ kə-ˈlir-ē-əm How to pronounce collyrium (audio) \
plural -ia\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce -ia (audio) \ or collyriums

Medical Definition of collyrium

: an eye lotion : eyewash

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