|—n , pl -luses|
|1.||a small round soft mass, esp of chewed food|
|2.||an intravenous injection of a single dose of a drug over a short period|
|3.||obsolete a large pill or tablet used in veterinary and clinical medicine|
|4.||another word for bole|
|[C17: from New Latin, from Greek bōlos clod, lump]|
bolus bo·lus (bō'ləs)
n. pl. bo·lus·es
A round mass.
A round medicinal preparation, such as a large pill or tablet, that is usually of a soft consistency and not prepackaged.
A soft mass of chewed food within the mouth or alimentary canal.