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Definition of the noun Alkermes

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  1. The desiccated bodies of certain insects (female Kermes ilicis and Kermes vermilio), which live on the kermes oak, formerly much used as a material for dye and a medicinal ingredient; also a given mixture, preparation etc. containing such insects.
  2. A red Italian alcoholic liqueur.


Alkermes, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts with a manufacturing facility in Wilmington, Ohio. Alexander Rich, MD is the founder and director since 1987. The company focuses on drug delivery technologies, including "long-acting" or "extended release" formulations of injectable and inhaled drugs.

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Google previewBulletin of Pharmacy (1893)

Elixir alkermes is a red elixir of cinnamon, mace, cloves and nutmeg with cochineal, and of which a very popular syrup is prepared. Tintura Lemery ...

Google previewTherapeutic Gazette (1883)

Alkermes is a word familiarin pharmacy as one of the obsolete synonyms of cochincal. No botanist would think of appropriating a name already applied to an insect to designate a plant.

Google previewAmerican Druggist (1893)

Elixir alkermes is a red elixir of cinnamon, mace, cloves and nutmeg with cochineal, and of which a very popular' syrup is prepared. Tintura Lemery = tinct. ferri. pomat. Coclearia is the plant of Cochlearia officinalis, Analytic Notes on some ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Technology (2000)

Volume 20 - Supplement 3 by James Swarbrick, James C. Boylan

New DPI technologies in development by Inhale Therapeutic Systems and Alkermes are enabling the delivery of macromolecules to the deep lung. Leading this field is Inhale's insulin product currently in the phase 3 trials conducted by Pfizer.

Google previewDictionary of the English Language (Complete and Unabridged) (2011)

by Samuel Johnson

ALKERMES (ALKE'RMES) n.s.In medicine, a term borrowed from the Arabs, denoting a celebrated remedy, of the form and consistence of a confection; whereof the kermes berries are the basis. The other ingredients are pippincyder, ...

Google previewJohnson's Dictionary (2013)

A Modern Selection by Samuel Johnson

alkermes / alligator they called sal kali, or alkali. It is corrosive, producing putrefaction in animal substances, to which it is applied. Arbuthnot, On Aliments. Any substance, which, when mingled with acid, produces eifervescence and ...

Google previewMedical Lexicon (1839)

A New Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise Account of the Various Subjects and Terms; with a Vocabulary of Synonymes in Different Languages, and Formulae for Various Officinal and Empirical Preparations, &c. Second Edition, with Numerous Modifications and Additions by Robley Dunglison

Confectio alkermes, Alkermes—c. Cardiaca, Confectio aromatica—c. Paulina, Confectio Archigeni—c. ex Capitibus papaveris, Diacodium—c, Damocratis, Mithridate—c. Raleighana, Confectio aromatica. Confection d'amandes, Confection, ...

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Drink (2005)

An A-Z of Alcoholic Beverages by Ned Halley

alkermes cochineal-red-coloured liqueur of France ...

Google previewA New Universal Etymological, Technological, and Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language, Embracing All the Terms Used in Science, Literature and Art (1858)

by John CRAIG (F.G.S.)

ALKERMEs, al-ker'mes, s. (Arabic.) A confection, of which the scarlet-coloured kermes berries form the chief ingredient.—Obsolete. Alkermes comforts the inner parts, and the bezoar stone hath an especial virtue against all melancholy ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

Alkermes. - ercise. The thirsty should drink freely, but eat spa- ALIQUOT PART, is that part of a number or quan- 'To ALKORAN. See ALcor AN. - Alkoran the public service 323. 'recrements. ringly. In general, let moderation be observed;. and ...

Google previewThe London Medical Dictionary (1819)

Including, Under Distinct Heads, Every Branch of Medicine ... with Whatever Relates to Medicine in Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and Natural History by Bartholomew Parr

tinctorium and bafiticum, alkermes, coccibadicum, grana kernes, coccumn insectorium, quisquilia, scARLET GRAIN, and KERMES BERRIES. Kermes, among the Arabians, and zozzos, among the Greeks, signifies a small worm; grana arboris ...

Google previewA General Dictionary of Commerce, Trade, and Manufactures (1810)

Exhibiting Their Present State in Every Part of the World; and Carefully Comp. from the Latest and Best Authorities by Thomas Mortimer

0 4 || 0 Q 2 Alkermes, viz. - Confectio, the oz. Troy. . - - - 0 0-11 O O G ** All goods entered on the declared talue, which, if on examination, is found less than the market-price, at the port of importation; (exclusive of the duties payable thereon ...

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Small photo of Close up of Italian Alchermes (Alkermes) liqueur prepared by infusing neutral spirits with sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and vanilla, served with Alchermes-filled chocolate More...

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Alkermes Meaning

Video shows what alkermes means. The desiccated bodies of certain insects (female Kermes ilicis and Kermes vermilio), which live on the kermes oak, formerly ...

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