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(i-lik′sĕr )

[L. from Arabic al-iksir, (al)chemical preparation, fr. Gr. xērion, drying powder (for wounds)]
A sweetened, aromatic, hydroalcoholic liquid used in the compounding of oral medicines. Elixirs constitute one of the most common types of medicinal preparation taken orally in liquid form.

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