|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a fool or simpleton; ninny.|
|1.||a colloidal dispersion of solid or liquid particles in a gas; smoke or fog|
|2.||a substance, such as a paint, polish, or insecticide, dispensed from a small metal container by a propellant under pressure|
|3.||Also called: air spray such a substance together with its container|
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aerosol aer·o·sol (âr'ə-sôl')
A gaseous suspension of fine solid or liquid particles.
A substance, such as a drug containing therapeutically active ingredients, packaged under pressure with a gaseous propellant for release as a spray of fine particles.
|aerosol (âr'ə-sôl') Pronunciation Key
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