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  • n. Fat; grease; especially the fat of pigs or geese; usually (Pharm.), lard prepared for medical use.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Fat; grease; esp. the fat of pigs or geese

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The internal fat of the body, especially of pigs and geese; fat; lard.

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  • That's exactly what I thought until I looked it up, trivet. Clearly, it isn't on the top of list on today's prescription drug formularies! :-)

    August 2, 2007

  • Why, to make mercurial ointment, of course: "In the old formula for making mercurial ointment, the quicksilver is merely directed to be rubbed with the axunge and suet until it be killed, which is nearly impossible. . ."
    from The Edinborugh Medical and Surgical Journal, 1805

    August 2, 2007

  • What medical useā€½

    August 2, 2007

  • Lard prepared for medical use.

    August 2, 2007