conspergent

noun
con·​sper·​gent | \ kənzˈpərjənt, -nˈsp- \
plural -s

Definition of conspergent

: a dusting powder (as lycopodium) used to coat the surface of handmade pills to prevent them from adhering to one another

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History and Etymology for conspergent

Latin conspergent-, conspergens, present participle of conspergere to sprinkle, from com- + -spergere (from spargere to scatter, strew)

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“Conspergent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conspergent. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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