Suppository Definition

sə-pŏzĭ-tôrē
suppositories
noun
A small piece of medicated substance, usually conical, ovoid, or cylindrical, introduced into a body passage, as the rectum or vagina, where body heat causes it to melt.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Suppository

Noun

Singular:
suppository
Plural:
suppositories

Origin of Suppository

  • Middle English from Old French suppositorie from Medieval Latin suppositōrium from Late Latin neuter of suppositōrius placed under from Latin suppositus past participle of suppōnere to put under suppose

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English suppositorie, from Anglo-Norman, from Medieval Latin suppositorium, from Late Latin, neuter of suppositorius (“placed beneath"), from Latin supponere (“to put under")

    From Wiktionary

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