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bo·lus

 (bō′ləs)
n. pl. bo·lus·es
1. A round mass: "A dense bolus of trapped dolphins fills the frame" (Kenneth Browser).
2.
a. A single, relatively large quantity of a substance, such as a dose of a drug, intended for therapeutic use and taken orally.
b. A concentrated mass of a substance administered intravenously for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
3. A soft mass of chewed food within the mouth or digestive tract.

[Medieval Latin bōlus, from Greek bōlos, lump of earth.]

bolus

(ˈbəʊləs)
n, pl -luses
1. a small round soft mass, esp of chewed food
2. (Pharmacology) an intravenous injection of a single dose of a drug over a short period
3. (Pharmacology) obsolete a large pill or tablet used in veterinary and clinical medicine
4. (Dyeing) another word for bole2
5. (Colours) another word for bole2
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek bōlos clod, lump]

bo•lus

(ˈboʊ ləs)

n., pl. -lus•es.
1. a round mass of medicinal material, larger than an ordinary pill.
2. a soft, roundish mass or lump, esp. of chewed food.
[1595–1605; < Late Latin bōlus clod of earth < Greek bôlos]

bolus

, chyme - Bolus is chewed food ready for swallowing, and chyme is swallowed, partially digested food.
See also related terms for swallow.

Bolus

 a small rounded mass of a substance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bolus - a small round soft mass (as of chewed food)
globe, orb, ball - an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"
2.bolus - a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine
lozenge, pill, tablet, tab - a dose of medicine in the form of a small pellet
Translations

bolus

n pl <-es> (Med) → große Pille

bo·lus

n. bolo.
1. cantidad de una sustancia que se administra en determinado tiempo por vía oral o intravenosa para obtener una respuesta inmediata;
2. masa de consistencia suave lista para ser ingerida;
alimentary ______ alimenticio.

bolus

n bolo
References in classic literature ?
I'll take it on my shoulders, holus bolus, blame and shame, my boy; but stay here, I cannot let you.
But the success has not hitherto been answerable, partly by some error in the QUANTUM or composition, and partly by the perverseness of lads, to whom this bolus is so nauseous, that they generally steal aside, and discharge it upwards, before it can operate; neither have they been yet persuaded to use so long an abstinence, as the prescription requires.
A mighty man at cutting and drying, he was; a government officer; in his way (and in most other people's too), a professed pugilist; always in training, always with a system to force down the general throat like a bolus, always to be heard of at the bar of his little Public-office, ready to fight all England.
There is no help for it; the faithful proselytizer, if she cannot convince by argument, bursts into tears, and the refusant finds himself, at the end of the contest, taking down the bolus, and saying, "Well, well, Rodgers' be it.
Recommendations about bolus doses of oxytocin refer to initial doses only and ongoing assessment of their efficacy, in consultation with the obstetrician, is mandatory.
Diet is a primary route of exposure, but internal exposure (serum concentrations) in animals and humans has been measured only after single oral bolus administration.
Bolus insulin--rapid acting insulin (insulin aspart [Novolog[R]]) used in response to fluctuation in blood glucose
Fly ash as well as other additives such as ground slag, kaoline, metakaoline, bolus and calcined bolus were applied as a basic material of geopolymers.
DENVER -- A bolus of follicle stimulating hormone given at the time of the human chorionic gonadotropin trigger during in vitro fertilization improves the developmental competence of oocytes, a new randomized trial shows.
5 in TMR2, with TMR1 and TMR2 showing significantly higher bolus numbers than the control (p<0.
Swifts of the subfamilies Chaeturinae and Apodinae, including White-throated Swifts, bring food to nestlings in the form of a bolus of aerial arthropods gummed together with saliva.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the intravenous bolus dose of tirofiban with intracoronary bolus dose in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with regard to in hospital and six months clinical outcomes and peak cardiac enzyme levels.