diachylon

[ dahy-ak-uh-lon ]

nounMedicine/Medical.
  1. an adhesive plaster consisting chiefly of litharge and oil, used in the treatment of wounds and excoriations.

Origin of diachylon

1
First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English diaquilon, from Old French diaculon, diaquilon, from Medieval Latin diachylum, diaculum, from Late Latin diachȳlōn, noun formed from Greek prepositional phrase dià chylôn “(medication) made of juices,” equivalent to dia- + chylós; see origin at dia-, chyle
  • Also di·ach·y·lum [dahy-ak-uh-luhm]. /daɪˈæk ə ləm/.

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