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sup·pos·i·to·ry

 (sə-pŏz′ĭ-tôr′ē)
n. pl. sup·pos·i·to·ries
A small plug of medication designed to melt at body temperature within a body cavity other than the mouth, especially the rectum or vagina. Also called bougie.

[Middle English, from Old French suppositorie, from Medieval Latin suppositōrium, from Late Latin, neuter of suppositōrius, placed under, from Latin suppositus, past participle of suppōnere, to put under; see suppose.]

suppository

(səˈpɒzɪtərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Medicine) med an encapsulated or solid medication for insertion into the vagina, rectum, or urethra, where it melts and releases the active substance
[C14: from Medieval Latin suppositōrium, from Latin suppositus placed beneath, from suppōnere; see suppose]

sup•pos•i•to•ry

(səˈpɒz ɪˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

n., pl. -ries.
a solid mass of medicinal substance that melts upon insertion into the rectum or vagina.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin suppositōrium]

suppository

A tablet inserted into the anus or vagina that dissolves to administer a drug treatment or anesthesia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.suppository - a small plug of medication designed for insertion into the rectum or vagina where it melts
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Translations
čípek
peräpuikkosupposuppositorio
坐剤坐薬
žvakutė
supposuppositoirzetpil
stolpiller

suppository

[səˈpɒzɪtərɪ] Nsupositorio m

suppository

[səˈpɒzɪtəri] nsuppositoire m

suppository

nZäpfchen nt, → Suppositorium nt (spec)

suppository

[səˈpɒzɪtrɪ] nsuppositorio

sup·pos·i·to·ry

n. supositorio, medicamento semisólido que se inserta en una cavidad natural del cuerpo (vagina, recto).

suppository

n (pl -ries) supositorio; vaginal — óvulo, supositorio vaginal
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