A class of preparations made by the trituration of a volatile oil (for example, 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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oleosaccharum(ō-lē-ō-săk′ă-rŭm) [″ + saccharum, sugar]
A compound of sugar and volatile oil used to mitigate the bad taste of some drugs.
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