from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A round mass: "A dense bolus of trapped dolphins fills the frame” ( Kenneth Browser).
- n. A single, relatively large quantity of a substance, such as a dose of a drug, intended for therapeutic use and taken orally.
- n. A concentrated mass of a substance administered intravenously for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
- n. A soft mass of chewed food within the mouth or alimentary canal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A round mass of something, especially of chewed food in the mouth or alimentary canal.
- n. A single, large dose of a drug, especially one in that form.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rounded mass of anything, esp. a large pill.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A soft round mass of anything medicinal, larger than an ordinary pill, to be swallowed at once.
- n. Figuratively, anything disagreeable, as an unpalatable doctrine or argument, that has to be accepted or tolerated.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small round soft mass (as of chewed food)
- n. a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine
In reading messages I see the word bolus or something like that.
In gray matter, the labelled bolus is dispersed within three main compartments during image acquisition: the intravascular compartment; intracellular tissue space; and the extracellular tissue space.
The weapon is called the bolus, and flying through the air it encircles the legs of the guana, bringing it to the earth.
While it is possible children are more vulnerable in Africa because of malnutrition and the severity of diseases such as malaria, doctors say there is no clear reason why an injection of a large amount of fluid through a 15-minute drip - known as a bolus - would be more dangerous in Africa than in Europe.
When swallowing a bolus, which is a chunk of chewed food, it causes the esophagus to be stretched.
After mastication, the food is worked by the tongue and cheeks into a saliva-soaked "bolus" and swallowed.
Or, for dessert, a new bolus of legislation, all the parliamentary sewage flushed into one, a bill so heinous it will make it impossible even for Israel's best friends to defend Israel as a democracy, so extreme it will remove every remaining moral obstruction to branding Israel outright apartheid.
There was no escaping other people's skin in that cramped bolus of walkers, tripping over each other's legs.
She was given a rapid intravenous bolus of normal saline and was admitted to the medical intensive care unit.
There are several types of insulin (rapid-, short-, intermediate-, and long-acting) and regimes (basal/bolus through pump or multiple injections) appropriate for different patients in different circumstances.