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Related to theriac: Theriaca andromachi
(Medicine) an ointment or potion of varying composition, used as an antidote to a poison
[C14: from Latin thēriaca antidote to poison]
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also the•ri•a•ca(θəˈraɪ ə kə)
[before 1000; Middle English tiriake antidote, Old English tȳriaca < Medieval Latin (Latin thēriaca); see treacle]
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a compound of sixty-four drugs made into an electuary by pulverization and the addition of honey, formerly used as an antidote for poison. Also called Venice treacle. — theriac, theriacal, therial, adj.See also: Remedies
a compound of sixty-four drugs made into an electuary, formerly used as an antidote for poison. Also called Venice Treacle. — theriac, theriacal, therial, adj.See also: Drugs
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