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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: suppositorium, from Latin supponere; SUPPOSE

suppository

noun
     
Related topics: Drugs, Medicines
sup‧pos‧i‧to‧ry plural suppositories [countable]
MD a small piece of solid medicine that is placed in someone's rectum or vagina

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