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[kuh-leer-ee-uh m] /kəˈlɪər i əm/
noun, plural collyria
[kuh-leer-ee-uh] /kəˈlɪər i ə/ (Show IPA),
eyewash (def 1).
Origin of collyrium
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek kollȳ́rion eye salve Unabridged
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noun (pl) -lyria (-ˈlɪərɪə), -lyriums
a technical name for an eyewash (sense 1)
Word Origin
C16: from Latin, from Greek kollurion poultice, eye salve
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collyrium in Medicine

collyrium col·lyr·i·um (kə-lēr'ē-əm)
n. pl. col·lyr·i·ums or col·lyr·i·a (-ē-ə)

  1. A medicinal lotion applied to the eye.

  2. Any preparation for the eye.

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