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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: lin'i-ment

Definition: A liquid preparation for external application or application to the gums; they may be clear dispersions, suspensions, or emulsions, and are frequently applied by friction to the skin; used as counterirritants, rubefacients, anodynes, or cleansing agents.

[L., fr. lino, to smear]

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