Definition of Theriaca

1. Noun. theriac ¹



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Definition of Theriaca

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

Medical Definition of Theriaca

1. 1. 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. Synonym: theriaca Andromachi, and Venice treacle. 2. Treacle; molasses. Origin: L. Theriaca an antidote against the bite of serpents, Gr., cf. F. Theriaque. See Treacle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Theriaca

therethroughout
thereto
theretofore
theretoward
thereunder
thereunto
thereupon
therewhile
therewhilst
therewith
therewithal
therewithin
therf
therfore
theriac
theriaca (current term)
theriacal
theriacas
theriacs
therian
therians
therianthrope
therianthropes
therianthropic
theriatrics
theridiid
therio-
theriodont
theriodonta
theriodontia

Literary usage of Theriaca

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1. Larcher's Notes on Herodotus: Historical and Critical Comments on the by Pierre-Henri Larcher (1844)
"... entitled theriaca*. Aristotle, who was much better skilled in natural history, mentions nothing of the sort in his History of Animals. ..."

2. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"THE COMPOSITION OF theriaca. But as we are now about to leave the garden plants, we will take this opportunity of describing a very famous preparation " In ..."

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