trituration

trituration

[trich-uh-rey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of triturating.
2.
the state of being triturated.
3.
Pharmacology.
a.
a mixture of a medicinal substance with sugar of milk, triturated to an impalpable powder.
b.
any triturated substance.

Origin:
1640–50; < Late Latin trītūrātiōn- (stem of trītūrātiō), equivalent to trītūrāt(us) threshed (see triturate) + -ion -ion

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trituration (ˌtrɪtjʊˈreɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of triturating or the state of being triturated
2.  pharmacol a mixture of one or more finely ground powdered drugs

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trituration trit·u·ra·tion (trĭch'ə-rā'shən)
n.
The process of reducing a substance to a fine powder.

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