per orem

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

New Latin, borrowing from classical Latin per (through) + orem, incorrectly formed accusative of ōs (mouth).

Adverb[edit]

per orem

  1. (US, medicine) Alternative form of per os via the mouth; orally.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Typically occurring in nihil per orem (nothing by mouth). The declined form is erroneous.[1] Proper Latin would be per os. It is also sometimes seen in another ungrammatical Latin form per orum.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Klonk M. "Per orem" out of place in medical literature. The Medical World. 1911;29(1):296.

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