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mortar

 [mor´ter]
a vessel with a rounded internal surface, used with a pestle, for reducing a solid to a powder or producing a homogeneous mixture of solids.

mor·tar

(mōr'tăr),
A vessel with rounded interior in which crude drugs and other substances are crushed or bruised by means of a pestle.
[L. mortarium]

mortar

/mor·tar/ (mor´ter) a bell- or urn-shaped vessel in which drugs are beaten, crushed, or ground with a pestle.

mortar

[môr′tər]
Etymology: L, mortarium
a cup-shaped vessel in which materials are ground or crushed by a pestle in the preparation of drugs.

mor·tar

(mōr'tăr)
A vessel with a rounded interior in which crude drugs and other substances are crushed or bruised by means of a pestle.
[L. mortarium]

mor·tar

(mōr'tăr)
Vessel with rounded interior in which substances may be crushed with a pestle.
[L. mortarium]

mortar

1. wooden or ceramic vessel with a rounded internal surface, used with a pestle, for reducing a solid to a powder or producing a homogeneous mixture of solids.
2. a material used to cement bricks in place.

mortar licking
a form of pica usually ascribed to a nutritional deficiency of calcium.
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