bolus

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See also: Bolus and bolús

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Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin bōlus (clod of earth, lump), plural bōlī, from Ancient Greek βῶλος (bôlos, clod, lump).

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bolus (plural boli or boluses)

  1. A round mass of something, especially of chewed food in the mouth or alimentary canal.
  2. A single, large dose of a drug, especially one in that form.

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  • Boli is the somewhat more common plural form of bolus in scholarly use.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈboː.lʏs/
  • Hyphenation: bo‧lus

Etymology 1[edit]

Generally regarded as borrowed from Yiddish [Term?], from Ladino [Term?], from Spanish bollo or bola.

Noun[edit]

bolus m (plural bolussen, diminutive bolusje n)

  1. A sweet, soft pastry containing cinnamon from Zeeland, originating from European Jewish cuisine.
  2. (colloquial, Netherlands, by extension) A turd, a pat.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Latin bōlus, from Ancient Greek βῶλος (bôlos).

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bolus m, f (plural bolussen)

  1. A type of fat clay.
    Synonym: bool
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bolus

  1. conditional of boli