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Headword: Xêrion
Adler number: xi,64
Translated headword: xerion, drying-agent
Vetting Status: high
A kind of medicine.
Greek Original:
Xêrion: eidos iatrikês.
LSJ s.v. describes it as "dessicative powder, for putting on wounds"; a papyrus of the third century CE (P.Oxy.1142.7) and late medical and other writers are cited.
cf. already under alpha 4296.
Keywords: definition; medicine
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 15 February 2000@12:41:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied headword; added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 6 April 2001@07:24:22.
David Whitehead (tweak; augmented note; raised status) on 30 August 2007@08:18:05.


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