noun, plural electuaries. Pharmacology, Veterinary Medicine.
a pasty mass composed of a medicine, usually in powder form, mixed in a palatable medium, as syrup
, honey, or other sweet substance: used especially for animals and administered by application to the teeth, tongue, or gums.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English electuarie
< Late Latin elect
a medicinal lozenge, alteration (by confusion with Latin ēlēctus
(adj.) choice, good quality, ēlēctus
(noun) choice) of Greek ekleiktón
lozenge (neuter verbal adjective of ekleíchein
to lick up; ek- ec-
); see -ary