trituration

[ trich-uh-rey-shuh n ]
/ ˌtrɪtʃ əˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of triturating.
the state of being triturated.
Pharmacology.
  1. a mixture of a medicinal substance with sugar of milk, triturated to an impalpable powder.
  2. any triturated substance.

Nearby words

  1. tritonia,
  2. tritonic,
  3. tritonis,
  4. triturable,
  5. triturate,
  6. triumph,
  7. triumphal,
  8. triumphal arch,
  9. triumphalism,
  10. triumphant

Origin of trituration

1640–50; < Late Latin trītūrātiōn- (stem of trītūrātiō), equivalent to trītūrāt(us) threshed (see triturate) + -ion -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for trituration

trituration

/ (ˌtrɪtjʊˈreɪʃən) /

noun

the act of triturating or the state of being triturated
pharmacol a mixture of one or more finely ground powdered drugs
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Medicine definitions for trituration

trituration

[ trĭch′ə-rāshən ]

n.

The process of reducing a substance to a fine powder.

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