theriac

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theriac

(ˈθɪərɪæk)
n
(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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the•ri•ac

(ˈθɪər iˌæk)

also the•ri•a•ca

(θəˈraɪ ə kə)

n.
treacle; molasses.
[before 1000; Middle English tiriake antidote, Old English tȳriaca < Medieval Latin (Latin thēriaca); see treacle]
the•ri′a•cal, adj.
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theriac, theriaca

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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References in periodicals archive ?
865-925) Kitab al-Hawi fi al-Tibb (The Comprehensive Book on Medicine), and al-Zahrawi's (936-1013) Kitab al-Tasrif (Book of the Medical Arrangement), as well as many prominent treatises related to toxicology, antidotes, and theriacs (6).
The surviving text edited here comprises 409 recipes, which are divided into chapters according to the following categories: "theriacs" and electuaries, "divine remedies" and purgative electuaries, decoctions, pills, confections, pastilles, stomachics, cataplasms, oils, beverages, enemas, collyria, and linaments.