suppository

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English suppositorie, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin suppositorium, from Late Latin, neuter of suppositorius(placed beneath), from Latin supponere(to put under)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /səˈpɒzɪtəɹi/
  • (US) enPR: sə-päzʹĭ-tôr'ē, IPA(key): /səˈpɑzɪˌtɔɹi/

Noun[edit]

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suppository (plural suppositories)

  1. A medicine in the form of a small plug that is inserted into a bodily cavity, especially the rectum, vagina or urethra, where it melts at body temperature.

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