Definition of Theriac

1. n. An ancient composition esteemed efficacious against the effects of poison; especially, a certain compound of sixty-four drugs, prepared, pulverized, and reduced by means of honey to an electuary; -- called also theriaca Andromachi, and Venice treacle.



Definition of Theriac

1. Noun. an antidote to a poison, especially to the venom of a snake ¹

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Definition of Theriac

1. molasses [n -S] - See also: molasses

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Theriac

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theriac (current term)
theriaca
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Literary usage of Theriac

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1. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
"The Greek word theriac, " of the viper," was given first to a sweetmeat so made, then to any antidote against poison, and finally to any syrup. ..."

2. Pictorial history of ancient pharmacy: With Sketches of Early Medical Practice by Hermann Peters (1899)
"The two banners at the corners of the table are decorated with Venetian lions, since Venetian theriac had the greatest reputation. ..."

3. The British and Foreign Medical Review Or Quarterly Journal of Practical (1840)
"purgative injection (3) in the morning; anodyne injection (4) in the evening ; and three hours after a bolus of theriac and opium (5). Id day. ..."

4. A History of Dentistry from the Most Ancient Times Until the End of the by Vincenzo Guerini (1909)
"The theriac was considered an antidote against all poisons and a remedy ... As the chief basis of the theriac was opium, combined with stimulating and ..."

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