cataplasm


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cat·a·plasm

 (kăt′ə-plăz′əm)
n.

[Middle English cathaplasma and French cataplasme, both from Latin cataplasma, from Greek kataplasma, from kataplassein, to plaster over : kata-, down, onto, over; see cata- + plassein, to mold, form; see plasma.]

cataplasm

(ˈkætəˌplæzəm)
n
(Medicine) med another name for poultice
[C16: from Latin cataplasma, from Greek, from kataplassein to cover with a plaster, from plassein to shape]

cat•a•plasm

(ˈkæt əˌplæz əm)

n.
a poultice.
[1555–65; < Latin cataplasma < Greek katáplasma. See cata-, -plasm]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cataplasm - a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.cataplasm - a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.
medical dressing, dressing - a cloth covering for a wound or sore
mustard plaster, sinapism - a plaster containing powdered black mustard; applied to the skin as a counterirritant or rubefacient
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