1. <medicine> An ancient composition esteemed efficacious against the effects of poison; especially, a certain compound of sixty-four drugs, prepared, pulverized, and reduced by means of honey to an electuary.
Synonyms: theriaca Andromachi, and Venice treacle.
Origin: L. Theriaca an antidote against the bite of serpents, Gr., cf. F. Theriaque. See Treacle.
(01 Mar 1998)
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