suppository

(suh-PAH-zih-TOR-ee)

A form of medicine contained in a small piece of solid material, such as cocoa butter or glycerin, that melts at body temperature. A suppository is inserted into the rectum, vagina, or urethra and the medicine is absorbed into the bloodstream.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "suppository"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "supositorio"

Forma de medicamento contenido en una pieza pequeña de material sólido, como manteca de cacao o glicerina, que se derrite con la temperatura del cuerpo. Se inserta un supositorio en el recto, la vagina o la uretra y la corriente sanguínea absorbe el medicamento.