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A small, circular medicinal lozenge; a pastille.

[Back-formation from Middle English trocis, troches (taken as pl.), from Old French trocisse, from Late Latin trochiscus, from Greek trokhiskos, diminutive of trokhos, wheel, from trekhein, to run.]


(Pharmacology) med another name for lozenge1
[C16: from French trochisque, from Late Latin trochiscus, from Greek trokhiskos little wheel, from trokhos wheel]


(ˈtroʊ ki)

n., pl. -ches.
a small tablet or lozenge, usu. a circular one, made of medicinal substance worked into a paste with sugar and mucilage or the like and dried.
[1590–1600; back formation from troches, earlier tro(s)chies, late Middle English trocis < Middle French trocisse < Latin trochiscus < Greek trochískos, diminutive of trochós wheel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.troche - a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throattroche - a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throat
lozenge - a small aromatic or medicated candy


n pastilla para chupar
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Figure 1 Type of None Oral Topical Vaginal Troche Pellet/IM Body Endogenous Steroids Steroids Steroids Steroids Steroids Fluid Serum Yes Yes (1) No (2) No (2) Yes Yes Saliva Yes Yes Yes (3) Yes No (4) Yes Urine Yes Yes (1) No (2) No (5) Yes Yes DBS Yes Yes (1) Yes (6) Yes Yes Yes (1.) Overestimation: Possible metabolite interference with immunoassays.