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treacle

Pronunciation: tre'kel

Definition:

  1. Molasses, a viscid syrup that drains from sugar-refining molds.
  2. A saccharine fluid.
  3. Formerly, a remedy for poison, hence any effective remedy.
  4. A possible nucleolar-cytoplasmic transporter protein encoded by the gene responsible for Treacher-Collins syndrome.

[M.E. triacle, antidote, fr. L. theriaca, antidote to snake bite, fr. G. theriakos, pertaining to wild beasts]

See Also: theriaca

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