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3 definitions found
 for troche
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tablet \Ta"blet\, n. [F. tablette, dim. of table. See Table.]
     1. A small table or flat surface.
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     2. A flat piece of any material on which to write, paint,
        draw, or engrave; also, such a piece containing an
        inscription or a picture.
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     3. Hence, a small picture; a miniature. [Obs.]
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     4. pl. A kind of pocket memorandum book.
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     5. A flattish cake or piece; as, tablets of arsenic were
        formerly worn as a preservative against the plague.
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     6. (Pharm.) A solid kind of electuary or confection, commonly
        made of dry ingredients with sugar, and usually formed
        into little flat squares; -- called also lozenge, and
        troche, especially when of a round or rounded form.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Troche \Tro"che\ (tr[=o]"k[=e]), n. [Gr. trocho`s anything round
     or circular, a wheel, properly, a runner, fr. tre`chein to
     run. Cf. Trochee.] (Pharm.)
     A medicinal tablet or lozenge; strictly, one of circular
     form.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  troche
      n 1: a medicated lozenge used to soothe the throat [syn: cough
           drop, troche, pastille, pastil]

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