Definition of Bolus

1. Noun. A small round soft mass (as of chewed food).

Generic synonyms: Ball, Globe, Orb

2. Noun. A large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine.
Generic synonyms: Lozenge, Pill, Tab, Tablet

Definition of Bolus

1. n. A rounded mass of anything, esp. a large pill.

Definition of Bolus

1. Noun. A round mass of something, especially of chewed food in the mouth or alimentary canal. ¹

2. Noun. A single, large dose of a drug, especially one in that form. ¹

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Definition of Bolus

1. a large pill [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Bolus

1. A mass of chewed food. Any mass or blob travelling through a tube. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bolus

bolts from the blue
boltzmann constant
boltzmann equation
bolus (current term)
bolus dressing
bolus injection
bomb around
bomb blast
bomb calorimeter
bomb it
bomb out
bomb rack

Literary usage of Bolus

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1. Cumberland's British Theatre: With Remarks, Biographical & Critical. Printed by Thomas Dolby, George Damiel, D. G., G. D., John Cumberland (1826)
"DOCTOR bolus. SCENE I.—A Cowt-yardin the King's Palace. Enter DOCTOR bolus and ... bolus. She's got the cholic, Sire. King. So much the better! Bolia. ..."

2. Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland by Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (1903)
"Continuing the drive—turning south on emerging from the valley— we travel, by the east side of bolus, on towards bolus Head, ..."

3. American Wit and Humor by Joel Chandler Harris (1907)
"Joseph G. Baldwin Ovid bolus, Esq. Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery A Fragment AND what history of that halcyon period, ranging from the year of ..."

4. The Practitioner's Pharmacopoeia and Universal Formulary ...: With an by John Ambrose Foote (1855)
"Ut fiat bolus. One, twice daily. USE — In Languor or Debility. ... Ft. bolus. One every four or six hours, with a draught infusion of valerian and ..."

5. The Outline of Science: A Plain Story Simply Told by John Arthur Thomson (1922)
"A PORTION OF THE (ESOPHAGUS OR GULLET LAID OPEN TO SHOW A bolus OF FOOD PASSING DOWN It will be seen that the muscular wall of the gullet relaxes in front ..."

6. The Medical Formulary by Henry Beasley (1856)
"Nitre gr. v, camphor gr. v, conserve of roses qs bolus ... EH Castor 9j, carbonate of ammonia gr. v, syrup qs bolus ..."

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