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Meaning of BOLUS

Pronunciation:  'bowlus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine
  2. [n]  a small round soft mass (as of chewed food)

BOLUS is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: ball, globe, lozenge, orb, pill, tablet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bo"lus\, n.; pl. {Boluses}. [L. bolus bit, morsel; cf. G.
? lump of earth. See {Bole}, n., clay.]
A rounded mass of anything, esp. a large pill.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A single dose of drug usually injected into a blood vessel over a short period of time. Also called bolus infusion.
Biology Dictionary
  1. A mass of chewed food.
  2. Any mass or blob travelling through a tube.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ball, balloon, bite, bladder, blob, boll, bubble, bulb, bulbil, bulblet, capsule, champ, chaw, chew, chomp, cud, ellipsoid, geoid, globe, globelet, globoid, globule, glomerulus, gnash, gob, gobbet, knob, knot, lozenge, morsel, mouthful, munch, nibble, nip, oblate spheroid, orb, orbit, orblet, pellet, pill, prolate spheroid, quid, rondure, snap, sphere, spheroid, spherule, swallow, tablet, troche