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linctus

/ˈlɪŋktəs/
noun (pl) -tuses
1.
a syrupy medicinal formulation taken to relieve coughs and sore throats
Word Origin
C17 (in the sense: medicine to be licked with the tongue): from Latin, past participle of lingere to lick
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