[kuh-leer-ee-uh m]

Origin of collyrium

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek kollȳ́rion eye salve Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural -lyria (-ˈlɪərɪə) or -lyriums
  1. 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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collyrium in Medicine


n. pl. col•lyr•i•ums
  1. A medicinal lotion applied to the eye.
  2. Any preparation for the eye.
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