- 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.
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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- med another name for lozenge (def. 1)
C16: from French trochisque, from Late Latin trochiscus, from Greek trokhiskos little wheel, from trokhos wheel
- A small, circular medicinal lozenge; a pastille.
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