troche

[ troh-kee ]
/ ˈtroʊ ki /

noun Pharmacology.

a small tablet or lozenge, usually a circular one, made of medicinal substance worked into a paste with sugar and mucilage or the like, and dried.

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Origin of troche

1590–1600; back formation from troches, earlier tro(s)chies,late Middle English trocis (taken as plural) <Middle French trocisse<Latin trochiscus<Greek trochískos, equivalent to troch(ós) wheel (akin to tréchein to run) + -iskos diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for troche

troche
/ (trəʊʃ) /

noun

med another name for lozenge (def. 1)

Word Origin for troche

C16: from French trochisque, from Late Latin trochiscus, from Greek trokhiskos little wheel, from trokhos wheel
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Medical definitions for troche

troche
[ trōkē ]

n.

A small, circular medicinal lozenge; a pastille.
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