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- noun Same as
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- noun medicine, obsolete A combination of
wax, resin, lard, and pitch, composing an ointment.
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See tetra- ("four") and Latin pharmacum ("drug").
_tetrapharmacum_, was so far from owing its celebrity to its royal birth, that it maintained its place on Hadrian's table to the time of his death.