Today's Word "collyrium"

Eyewash on

Published in Vocabulary

collyrium \kuh-LIR-ee-ehm\ (noun) plural collyriums or collyria - A medicinal lotion applied to the eye; eyewash.

"After accidently splashing his eyes with a virulent chemical, Albert found it necessary to apply a collyrium four times each day lest he lose his eyesight."

Latin, from Greek kollurion, eye salve, poultice, diminutive of kollura, roll of bread.

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