- 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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Examples from the Web for diachylon
Did a bull gore a man, Mr Cophagus appeared with his diachylon and lint.Japhet in Search of a Father
The diachylon can be purchased in lump form of any druggist.
Diachylon, or lead-plaster, is largely used as an abortifacient.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
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Slice of bread prepared with diachylon or hooked pins to stick to Mr. Bullywingle's coat-tail.
“There, I think that will do now, with a strip or two of plaster which I have here,” producing some diachylon from a pocket-book.Picked up at Sea