a.,n. astringent (medicine).

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  • Apocrustic — Ap o*crus tic, a. [Gr. ? able to drive off, fr. ? to drive off.] (Med.) Astringent and repellent. n. An apocrustic medicine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apocrustic — 1. Astringent and repellent. 2. An agent with such action. [G. apokroustikos, able to beat off, fr. apo, off, + krouo, to strike] * * * ap·o·crus·tic (ap″o krusґtik) 1. astringent and repellent. 2. an astringent and repellent agent …   Medical dictionary

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