diachylon

diachylon

[dahy-ak-uh-lon]
noun Medicine/Medical.
an adhesive plaster consisting chiefly of litharge and oil, used in the treatment of wounds and excoriations.
Also, diachylum [dahy-ak-uh-luhm] .


Origin:
1275–1325; < Latin < Greek diáchylōn (something) made of juices, equivalent to dia- dia- + chylós juice (also Latinized as diachȳlum whence E spelling with -um); replacing Middle English diaculon < Medieval Latin, and Middle English diaquilon < Middle French, both < Late Latin diachȳlōn

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