• WordNet 3.6
    • n bolus a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine
    • n bolus a small round soft mass (as of chewed food)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bolus A rounded mass of anything, esp. a large pill.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bolus A soft round mass of anything medicinal, larger than an ordinary pill, to be swallowed at once.
    • n bolus Figuratively, anything disagreeable, as an unpalatable doctrine or argument, that has to be accepted or tolerated.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bolus bō′lus a rounded mass of anything: a large pill.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. bolus, bit, morsel; cf. G. , lump of earth. See Bole (n.), clay
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. bolus—Gr. bōlos, a lump.


In literature:

There you sit snoring, forgetting her ills; Who is to give her her Bolus and Pills?
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
Meanwhile, Jones was chewing, and the bill was slowly being converted into what the physiologist terms a bolus.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
I directed a bolus of five grains of Pulv.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
We want children to grow into knowledge, not to swallow numberless facts made up into boluses.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
Bolus knives 3 doz.
"Drug Supplies in the American Revolution" by George B. Griffenhagen
Bolus Armeniae, or testacia.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
He takes it for granted that they have swallowed his boluses and draughts.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
These 20 boluses being repeated three times, the patient found himself perfectly well.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
Bolus e rheo cum mercurio.
"An Account of the Diseases which were most frequent in the British military hospitals in Germany" by Donald Monro
Calomel, six or eight grains; or, in an obstinate case, Turpeth Mineral or Yellow Mercury, six to twelve grains in a bolus.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson

In news:

Restaurants Sirloin Culotte Takes Flyte Under Chef Bolus ' Steady Hand.
Restaurants Sirloin Culotte Takes Flyte Under Chef Bolus' Steady Hand.
2008 Holus-Bolus Santa Ynez Valley Syrah.
Procedural Coronary Angiography of Coronary Artery Thrombus Aspiration Followed by Bolus Intracoronary Abciximab.
When Chef Matt Bolus arrived at Watermark Restaurant last spring, he arrived with a great splash, including a fine showing at this year's edition of Iron Fork.
One such technology uses temperature-sensing rumen boluses.

In science:

We have injected into the channel a bolus of material at much larger solid fraction.
Suspension flows past bluff bodies: Investigation in a microfluidic environment
Upon passage of this bolus of material by the obstacle, it causes an opening of the closed streamline wake, and many particles enter.
Suspension flows past bluff bodies: Investigation in a microfluidic environment