theriaca

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noun the·ri·a·ca \thi-ˈrī-ə-kə\

Definition of theriaca

  1. :  a mixture of many drugs and honey formerly held to be an antidote to poison

theriacal

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Origin and Etymology of theriaca

New Latin, from Latin, antidote against poison — more at treacle


First Known Use: 1562


Medical Dictionary

theriaca

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noun the·ri·a·ca \thi-ˈrī-ə-kə\

Medical Definition of theriaca

  1. :  an antidote to poison consisting typically of about 70 drugs pulverized and reduced with honey to an electuary—called also Venice treacle


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