Suppository meaning

sə-pŏz'ĭ-tôr'ē
A small plug of medication designed to melt at body temperature within a body cavity other than the mouth, especially the rectum or vagina.
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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.
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A small plug of medication designed to melt at body temperature within a body cavity other than the mouth, especially the rectum or vagina.
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A medicine in the form of a small plug that is inserted into a bodily cavity, especially the rectum, vagina or urethra, where it melts at body temperature.
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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