Pronunciation: o'le-o-sak'a-rum, -a-ra
A class of preparations made by the trituration of a volatile oil (anise, fennel, or lemon) with sugar; used as a diluent or corrigent of powerful or foul-tasting drugs in powder form.
Synonym(s): oil sugar
[oleo- + G. saccharon, sugar]
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.