WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- Medicinean adhesive plaster consisting chiefly of litharge and oil, used in the treatment of wounds and excoriations.
- Late Latin diachȳlōn
- Middle French, both
- Medieval Latin, and Middle English diaquilon
- Greek diáchylōn (something) made of juices, equivalent. to dia- dia- + chylós juice (also Latinized as diachȳlum whence English spelling, spelled with -um); replacing Middle English diaculon