alkermes


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Alkermes \Al*ker"mes\, n. [Ar. al-qirmiz kermes. See Kermes.]
   (Old Pharmacy)
   A compound cordial, in the form of a confection, deriving its
   name from the kermes insect, its principal ingredient.
   [1913 Webster]
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