diachylum

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek διάχυλος (diákhulos, juicy).

Noun[edit]

diachylum

  1. (medicine, archaic) A plaster originally composed of the juices of several plants, later made of an oxide of lead and oil, and consisting essentially of glycerine mixed with lead salts of the fat acids.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for diachylum in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)