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Pronunciation: o'le-o-sak'a-rum, -a-ra

Definition: 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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