linctus

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linctus (ˈlɪŋktəs)
 
n , pl -tuses
a syrupy medicinal formulation taken to relieve coughs and sore throats
 
[C17 (in the sense: medicine to be licked with the tongue): from Latin, past participle of lingere to lick]

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