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Glossary: suppository, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

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.

2006-05-11