|suppository (səˈpɒzɪtərɪ, -trɪ)|
|—n , pl -ries|
|med an encapsulated or solid medication for insertion into the vagina, rectum, or urethra, where it melts and releases the active substance|
|[C14: from Medieval Latin suppositōrium, from Latin suppositus placed beneath, from suppōnere; see |
suppository sup·pos·i·to·ry (sə-pŏz'ĭ-tôr'ē)
A small plug of medication designed to melt at body temperature within a body cavity other than the mouth, especially the rectum or vagina.