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troche

[troh-kee] /ˈtroʊ ki/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a small tablet or lozenge, usually a circular one, made of medicinal substance worked into a paste with sugar and mucilage or the like, and dried.
Origin
late Middle English
1590-1600
1590-1600; back formation from troches, earlier tro(s)chies, late Middle English trocis (taken as plural) < Middle French trocisse < Latin trochiscus < Greek trochískos, equivalent to troch(ós) wheel (akin to tréchein to run) + -iskos diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for troche

troche

/trəʊʃ/
noun
1.
(med) another name for lozenge (sense 1)
Word Origin
C16: from French trochisque, from Late Latin trochiscus, from Greek trokhiskos little wheel, from trokhos wheel
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troche in Medicine

troche tro·che (trō'kē)
n.
A small, circular medicinal lozenge; a pastille.

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