Bolus may refer to:


  • Bolus, Iran, a village in Ardabil Province, Iran
  • Bolus, or Baulus, an Anatolian village on the site of ancient Berissa


  • Bolus (digestion), a ball-shaped mass moving through the digestive tract
  • Bolus (medicine), the administration of a drug, medication or other substance in the form of a single, large dose
  • Bolus (radiation therapy), a tissue equivalent substance used in radiation therapy
  • Bolus tracking, technique used in computed tomography imaging, to visualise vessels more clearly
  • Triple bolus test, a medical diagnostic procedure used to assess pituitary function

People with the name

  • Bolus of Mendes (3rd century BC), esoteric Greek philosopher
  • Brian Bolus (born 1934), former English cricketer who played in 7 Tests from 1963
  • Frank Bolus (1864–1939), English cricketer for Somerset
  • Harry Bolus (1834–1911), South African botanist, botanical artist, businessman and philanthropist
  • Edward John Bolus (1897–?), poet, civil servant, and clergyman
  • Louisa Bolus (Harriet Margaret Louisa Bolus née Kensit, 1877–1970), South African botanist
  • Malvina Bolus (1906–1997), Canadian historian and art collector, and editor of the Hudson's Bay Company magazine The Beaver

Other uses

  • Bolus, a type of space tether, in spaceflight
  • Bolus armenus, an example of a bole (a reddish soft variety of clay used as a pigment)
  • Bolus Herbarium, an herbarium at the University of Cape Town established in 1865 from a donation by Harry Bolus
  • Bolus hook, an instrument in a Jacquard loom
  • Zeeuwse Bolus, a pastry from the Netherlands

See also

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