tro·​che ˈtrō-kē How to pronounce troche (audio)
 British usually  ˈtrōsh

Examples of troche in a Sentence

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Word History


alteration of earlier trochisk, from Late Latin trochiscus, from Greek trochiskos, from diminutive of trochos wheel

First Known Use

circa 1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of troche was circa 1597

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Cite this Entry

“Troche.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


ˈtrō-kē, British usually ˈtrōsh

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