\kəlˈɪɹi͡əm], \kəlˈɪɹiəm], \k_ə_l_ˈɪ_ɹ_iə_m]\
Definitions of COLLYRIUM
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1790 - A Complete Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
The ancients designated, by this term, a solid medicine, of a long, cyclindrical shape; proper to be introduced into the vagina, anus, or nostril. They are said to have given it this name because it was shaped like a Rats Tail, and because there entered into its composition powders and glutinous matters. - Celsus, Oribasius, Scribonius Largus. At the present day, Collyrium means an application to the eye. Some are pulvurent and dry, Ophthalmempasmata, Collyria sicca, but the greatest part are liquid, Hygrocollyria; and receive different epithets, as astringent, emollient, &c. The term is now little more than synonymous with Eye-water. Collyria are generally extemporaneous formulae.
By Robley Dunglison
By Smith Ely Jelliffe