diachylon

noun di·ach·y·lon \dīˈakəˌlän, -ələn\
variants: less commonly

diachylum

\-ələm\

Definition of diachylon

plural

diachylons

also

diachyla

\-ələ\
  1. :  a plaster that is made of litharge and either olive oil or olive oil and lard and hence consists essentially of lead oleate and small amounts of glycerin and oleic acid and that is used for excoriated surfaces and wounds and as an adhesive

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Origin and Etymology of diachylon

diachylon from Middle English diaquilon, from Medieval Latin, from Late Latin diachylon, a kind of medicine, from Greek, neuter of diachylos juicy, from dia- + chylos juice; diachylum, New Latin, alteration of Medieval Latin diaquilon — more at chyle


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