Etymology
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suppository (n.)

late 14c., from Medieval Latin suppositorium "a suppository," noun use of neuter of Late Latin adjective suppositorius "placed underneath or up," from Latin suppositus, past participle of supponere "put or place under" (see suppose).

updated on December 30, 2013

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Definitions of suppository from WordNet

suppository (n.)
a small plug of medication designed for insertion into the rectum or vagina where it melts;
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