collyrium

[kuh-leer-ee-uhm]
noun, plural collyria [kuh-leer-ee-uh] , collyriums.
eyewash ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek kollȳ́rion eye salve

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collyrium (kɒˈlɪərɪəm)
 
n , pl -lyria, -lyriums
a technical name for an eyewash
 
[C16: from Latin, from Greek kollurion poultice, eye salve]

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collyrium col·lyr·i·um (kə-lēr'ē-əm)
n. pl. col·lyr·i·ums or col·lyr·i·a (-ē-ə)

  1. A medicinal lotion applied to the eye.

  2. Any preparation for the eye.

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The plant is grated and squeezed and the exudate used as a collyrium.
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