peroral

adjective

per·​oral (ˌ)pər-ˈȯr-əl How to pronounce peroral (audio)
per-,
-ˈär-
: occurring through or by way of the mouth
perorally adverb

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of peroral was in 1908

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“Peroral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peroral. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

peroral

adjective
: done, occurring, or obtained through or by way of the mouth
peroral administration of a drug
peroral infection
perorally adverb
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