tetrapharmacum love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as tetrapharmacon.

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  • noun medicine, obsolete A combination of wax, resin, lard, and pitch, composing an ointment.

Etymologies

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See tetra- ("four") and Latin pharmacum ("drug").

Examples

  • _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.

    The Caesars

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