linctus

/ (ˈlɪŋktəs) /

noun plural -tuses

a syrupy medicinal formulation taken to relieve coughs and sore throats

Nearby words

  1. lincolnwood,
  2. lincomycin,
  3. lincrusta,
  4. lincs,
  5. lincture,
  6. lind,
  7. lind, jenny,
  8. linda,
  9. lindane,
  10. lindau's disease

Word Origin for linctus

C17 (in the sense: medicine to be licked with the tongue): from Latin, past participle of lingere to lick

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