mithridate

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In old pharmacy, one of various compositions of many ingredients in the form of electuaries, supposed to serve either as an antidote or as a preservative against poison.

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This word comes from the Latin 'Mithridatius,' pertaining to Mithridates, king of Pontus, who is said to have acquired tolerance for poison.

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