[ kuh-leer-ee-uhm ]
/ k蓹藞l瑟蓹r i 蓹m /
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noun, plural col路lyr路i路a [kuh-leer-ee-uh], /k蓹藞l瑟蓹r i 蓹/, col路lyr路i路ums.
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Origin of collyrium

1350鈥1400; Middle English <Latin <Greek kolly虅虂rion eye salve
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British Dictionary definitions for collyrium

/ (k蓲藞l瑟蓹r瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -lyria (-藞l瑟蓹r瑟蓹) 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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Medical definitions for collyrium

[ k蓹-l卯r膿-蓹m ]

n. pl. col鈥yr鈥鈥ms
A medicinal lotion applied to the eye.
Any preparation for the eye.
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