collyrium

[ kuh-leer-ee-uh m ]
/ kəˈlɪər i əm /
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noun, plural col·lyr·i·a [kuh-leer-ee-uh] /kəˈlɪər i ə/, col·lyr·i·ums.


Nearby words

  1. collutorium,
  2. collutory,
  3. colluvium,
  4. colly,
  5. collyr.,
  6. collywobbles,
  7. colmar,
  8. colo-,
  9. colo.,
  10. coloboma

Origin of collyrium

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek kollȳ́rion eye salve

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British Dictionary definitions for collyrium

collyrium

/ (kɒˈlɪərɪəm) /

noun plural -lyria (-ˈlɪərɪə) or -lyriums

a technical name for an eyewash (def. 1)

Word Origin for collyrium

C16: from Latin, from Greek kollurion poultice, eye salve

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Medicine definitions for collyrium

collyrium

[ kə-lîrē-əm ]

n. pl. col•lyr•i•ums

A medicinal lotion applied to the eye.
Any preparation for the eye.

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