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noun plural -tuses
  1. a syrupy medicinal formulation taken to relieve coughs and sore throats
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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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Historical Examples of linctus

  • Linctus syrupi papaveris albi; Lohoch syrupus papaveris albi.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley