Definition of suppository
: a solid but readily meltable cone or cylinder of usually medicated material for insertion into a bodily passage or cavity (such as the rectum)
Recent Examples of suppository from the Web
I'm also instructed to start progesterone gel suppositories twice a day.
The Food and Drug Administration in 2016 approved the hormone-containing vaginal suppository...
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Origin and Etymology of suppository
Middle English suppositorie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin suppositorium, from Late Latin, neuter of suppositorius placed beneath, from Latin supponere to put under
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
SUPPOSITORY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of suppository for English Language Learners
medical : a small piece of solid medicine that is placed in the rectum or vagina and left there to dissolve
Medical Definition of suppository
: a solid but readily meltable cone or cylinder of usually medicated material for insertion into a bodily passage or cavity (as the rectum, vagina, or urethra)
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