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trea·cle

(trē'kĕl),
1. Molasses, a viscid syrup that drains from sugar-refining molds.
See also: theriaca.
2. A saccharine fluid.
See also: theriaca.
3. Formerly, a remedy for poison, hence any effective remedy.
See also: theriaca.
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. thēriakos, pertaining to wild beasts]

treacle

(trē′kəl)
n.
A medicinal compound formerly used as an antidote for poison.
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