troche

troche

[troh-kee]
noun Pharmacology.
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:
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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troche (trəʊʃ)
 
n
med another name for lozenge
 
[C16: from French trochisque, from Late Latin trochiscus, from Greek trokhiskos little wheel, from trokhos wheel]

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

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