Collyriums
Collyrium Col*lyr"i*um, n.; pl. E. {Collyriums}, L. {Collyria}. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] (Med.) An application to the eye, usually an eyewater. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • collyriums — n. eyewash …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Collyrium — In eye care, a collyrium is a lotion or liquid wash used as a cleanser for the eyes, particularly in diseases of the eye. The word collyrium comes from the Greek κολλύρον, eye salve. The same name was also given to unguents used for the same… …   Wikipedia

  • Collyria — Collyrium Col*lyr i*um, n.; pl. E. {Collyriums}, L. {Collyria}. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] (Med.) An application to the eye, usually an eyewater. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Collyrium — Col*lyr i*um, n.; pl. E. {Collyriums}, L. {Collyria}. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] (Med.) An application to the eye, usually an eyewater. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collyrium — /keuh lear ee euhm/, n., pl. collyria / lear ee euh/, collyriums. eyewash (def. 1). [1350 1400; ME < L < Gk kollýrion eye salve] * * * …   Universalium

  • collyrium — /kɒˈlɪəriəm/ (say ko learreeuhm) noun (plural collyria /kɒˈlɪəriə/ (say ko learreeuh) or collyriums) a solution for application to the eye; an eyewash. {Latin, from Greek kollyrion poultice, eye salve} …   Australian English dictionary

  • collyrium — [kə lir′ē əm] n. pl. collyria [kə lir′ēə] or collyriums [L < Gr kollyrion, eye salve (in form of a tablet) < kollyra, loaf of coarse bread, loaf shaped tablet] any medicated preparation for the eyes; eyewash …   English World dictionary

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