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diachylon

[dahy-ak-uh-lon] /daɪˈæk əˌlɒn/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
an adhesive plaster consisting chiefly of litharge and oil, used in the treatment of wounds and excoriations.
Also, diachylum
[dahy-ak-uh-luh m] /daɪˈæk ə ləm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1275-1325
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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