diachylon

[ dahy-ak-uh-lon ]
/ daɪˈæk əˌlɒn /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

an adhesive plaster consisting chiefly of litharge and oil, used in the treatment of wounds and excoriations.
Also di·ach·y·lum [dahy-ak-uh-luh m] /daɪˈæk ə ləm/.

Origin of diachylon

1275–1325; < Latin < Greek diáchylōn (something) made of juices, equivalent to dia- dia- + chylós juice (also Latinized as diachȳlum whence E spelling with -um); replacing Middle English diaculon < Medieval Latin, and Middle English diaquilon < Middle French, both < Late Latin diachȳlōn
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