/ (ˈlɪŋktəs) /
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noun plural -tuses
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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How to use linctus in a sentence
Linctus syrupi papaveris albi; Lohoch syrupus papaveris albi.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley