suppository

noun sup·pos·i·to·ry \ sə-ˈpä-zə-ˌtȯr-ē \

Definition of suppository

plural suppositories
: a solid but readily meltable cone or cylinder of usually medicated material for insertion into a bodily passage or cavity (such as the rectum)

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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


SUPPOSITORY Defined for English Language Learners

suppository

noun

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 Dictionary

suppository

noun sup·pos·i·to·ry \ sə-ˈpäz-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- \

medical Definition of suppository

plural suppositories
: 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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