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tablet Tweet Definition of tablet Like Definition of tablet on Facebook
noun 
  1. A small portion of a drug or other substances to be taken orally, of cylindrical shape, about three millimeter in height and about one centimeter in diameter.
Many people take vitamin tablets as a food supplement.
  1. A slab of rock used for inscription.
     
tabular Tweet Definition of tabular Like Definition of tabular on Facebook
adjective 
  1. having a flat, plane surface
  2. organized as a table or list
  3. calculated by means of a table
  4. (geology) tending to split into thin flat pieces, such as slate
     
tabulate Tweet Definition of tabulate Like Definition of tabulate on Facebook
verb (tabulate, tabulates, tabulated, tabulating)
  1. Arrange in tabular form; arrange into a table
     
tampon Tweet Definition of tampon Like Definition of tampon on Facebook
noun 
  1. A plug of cotton or other absorbent material inserted into a body cavity or wound to absorb fluid, especially one inserted in the vagina during menstruation.
  2. A double-headed drumstick primarly for the bass drum.
     
testosterone Tweet Definition of testosterone Like Definition of testosterone on Facebook
noun 
  1. (steroid hormone) steroid, Steroid hormone produced primarily in the testes of the male; it is responsible for the development of secondary sex characteristics in the male.
  2. (figuratively) Manly behavior, often of an aggressive or foolishly reckless nature.
Mother encouraged James to rely more on intelligence and less on to deal with the neighbor's son.
     
tetracycline Tweet Definition of tetracycline Like Definition of tetracycline on Facebook
noun 
  1. an antibiotic produced by the Streptomyces bacterium
  2. any antibiotic with the same general structure derived from tetracene with many hydroxyl and other groups
     
tetrahydrocannabinol Tweet Definition of tetrahydrocannabinol Like Definition of tetrahydrocannabinol on Facebook
noun 
  1. (organic compound) The psychoactive substance present in cannabis, a hydrogenated derivative of cannabinol.
     
tetrodotoxin Tweet Definition of tetrodotoxin Like Definition of tetrodotoxin on Facebook
noun 
  1. (neurotoxin) A neurotoxin found in Tetraodontiformes such as pufferfish.
     
thalidomide Tweet Definition of thalidomide Like Definition of thalidomide on Facebook
noun 
  1. (pharmaceutical drug) A drug that was sold during the late 1950s and 1960s as a sleeping aid, and to pregnant women as an antiemetic to combat morning sickness and other symptoms, but was withdrawn because it causes severe birth defects.
     
THC Tweet Definition of THC Like Definition of THC on Facebook
initialism 
  1. tetrahydrocannabinol
     
theriac Tweet Definition of theriac Like Definition of theriac on Facebook
noun 
  1. an antidote to a poison, especially to the venom of a snake
     
thyroxine Tweet Definition of thyroxine Like Definition of thyroxine on Facebook
noun 
  1. (hormone) A hormone (an iodine derivative of tyrosine), produced by the thyroid gland, that regulates cell metabolism and growth.
     
timed-release Tweet Definition of timed-release Like Definition of timed-release on Facebook
adjective 
  1. that releases its active ingredients gradually, so as to produce a sustained effect
     
tincture Tweet Definition of tincture Like Definition of tincture on Facebook
noun 
  1. a pigment or other substance that colours or dyes
  2. a tint, or an added colour
  3. (tincture): a colour or metal used in the depiction of a coat of arms.
  4. An alcoholic extract of plant material, used as a medicine
  5. (jocular) a small alcoholic drink
  6. an essential characteristic
verb (tinctur, ing)
  1. to stain or impregnate (something) with colour
     
tranquilizer Tweet Definition of tranquilizer Like Definition of tranquilizer on Facebook
noun 
  1. Anything that tranquillizes or soothes.
  2. (pharmacology) A drug used to reduce anxiety or tension; a sedative.
     
tricyclic Tweet Definition of tricyclic Like Definition of tricyclic on Facebook
adjective 
  1. (chemistry) Having three rings of atoms in the molecule; such as anthracene.
     
trimethadione Tweet Definition of trimethadione Like Definition of trimethadione on Facebook
noun 
  1. (pharmaceutical drug) An anticonvulsant drug used to control epilepsy.
     
triturate Tweet Definition of triturate Like Definition of triturate on Facebook
verb (triturates, triturating, triturated)
  1. to grind to a fine powder, to pulverize
     

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