theriaca Andromachi
Theriac The"ri*ac, Theriaca The*ri"a*ca, n. [L. theriaca an antidote against the bite of serpents, Gr. ?: cf. F. th['e]riaque. See {Treacle}.] 1. (Old Med.) An ancient composition esteemed efficacious against the effects of poison; especially, a certain compound of sixty-four drugs, prepared, pulverized, and reduced by means of honey to an electuary; -- called also {theriaca Andromachi}, and {Venice treacle}. [1913 Webster]

2. Treacle; molasses. --British Pharm. [1913 Webster]


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  • theriaca Andromachi — theriaca An·drom·a·chi an dräm ə .kī n THERIACA An·drom·a·chus an dräm ə kəs (fl 1st century ad) Greek physician. Andromachus was physician to the Roman emperor Nero. He is credited with the invention of the famous antidote for poison now known… …   Medical dictionary

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  • Theriaca — Theriac The ri*ac, Theriaca The*ri a*ca, n. [L. theriaca an antidote against the bite of serpents, Gr. ?: cf. F. th[ e]riaque. See {Treacle}.] 1. (Old Med.) An ancient composition esteemed efficacious against the effects of poison; especially, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • theriaca — n. (Med.) Treacle, theriac, Venice treacle (Theriaca Andromachi) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • THERIACA — ex Graeco θηριακὴ, antidotum contra venena, quod ex viperae carne fieret, quae per excellentiam θηρίον dicta, nomen accepit, Gerh. Ioh. Voss. de Idolol. l. 4. c. 62. Cur vero non caro cerastae, quod serpentis genus viperae admodum simile, aspidis …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Theriaca — may refer to:*Theriaca (poem) by Nicander of Colophon, Greek poet of 2nd century BC *Theriaca or Theriac, ancient Greek remedy *Venice treacle, also called Andromachi theriaca, antidote against venomee also*Treacle …   Wikipedia

  • Theriac — For other uses of Theriaca , see Theriaca (disambiguation). For the radiation therapy machine involved in several accidents, see Therac 25. Theriac or theriaca was a medical concoction originally formulated by the Greeks in the 1st century AD and …   Wikipedia

  • Venice treacle — Venice treacle, also called Andromachi theriaca, Theriacum Andromachi or treacle of Andromachus, in pharmacy, was a honey or molasses based alexipharmic composition once thought to be good against venom. It was first developed in Italy, then… …   Wikipedia

  • Theriac — The ri*ac, Theriaca The*ri a*ca, n. [L. theriaca an antidote against the bite of serpents, Gr. ?: cf. F. th[ e]riaque. See {Treacle}.] 1. (Old Med.) An ancient composition esteemed efficacious against the effects of poison; especially, a certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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