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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a preparation of a medicinal substance dissolved in or mixed with glycerin.
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Origin of glycerite

First recorded in 1870–75; glycer(in) + -ite1
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Examples from the Web for glycerite

Historical Examples

  • McTeague sprayed the tooth with glycerite of tannin, but without effect.


    Frank Norris

  • For this purpose the glycerite of tannin and laudanum in equal parts is good.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • The compound gall ointment or the glycerite of tannin will be found to act successfully in some cases.