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ceroma


ceroma


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ceroma  \Ce*ro"ma\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?  ointment  for  wrestlers,  the 
  place  for  wrestling,  fr  khroy^n  to  wax  over  fr  khro`s 
  wax.] 
  1.  The  unguent  (a  composition  of  oil  and  wax)  with  which 
  wrestlers  were  anointed  among  the  ancient  Romans. 
 
  2.  (Anc.  Arch.)  That  part  of  the  baths  and  gymnasia  in  which 
  bathers  and  wrestlers  anointed  themselves. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  cere  of  birds.