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ˈboʊ ləsbo·lus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bolusnoun

    a small round soft mass (as of chewed food)

  2. bolusnoun

    a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine

Wiktionary

  1. bolusnoun

    A round mass of something, especially of chewed food in the mouth or alimentary canal.

    Etymology: From bolus, from βωλος.

  2. bolusnoun

    A single, large dose of a drug, especially one in that form.

    Etymology: From bolus, from βωλος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bolusnoun

    a rounded mass of anything, esp. a large pill

Freebase

  1. Bolus

    In medicine, a bolus is the administration of a medication, drug or other compound that is given to raise its concentration in blood to an effective level. The administration can be given intravenously, by intramuscular, intrathecal or subcutaneous injection.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bolus

    bō′lus, n. a rounded mass of anything: a large pill. [L. bolus—Gr. bōlos, a lump.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bolus in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bolus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of bolus in a Sentence

  1. Deacon Maddox:

    The algorithm is a very simple formula. The number of adult populations in your state times... the number of doses( available). And then we make an adjustment for a strategic reserve, which is 5 % of the total bolus that is presented to the government. And then we take half of what's left, and put half in storage, because the federal government holds the second dose until the state can order it, really, there's no magic to this.

  2. Aoi Sedarat:

    If there is acid reflux, it can get aggravated by some vitamins and natural remedies, if that continues to be a problem, it can cause a narrowing in the esophagus. Taking a large bolus of anything, especially pills, it can get obstructed there.

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