conspergent

noun

con·​sper·​gent
kənzˈpərjənt,
-nˈsp-
plural -s
: a dusting powder (as lycopodium) used to coat the surface of handmade pills to prevent them from adhering to one another

Word History

Etymology

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 5 Mar. 2024.

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