sinapism


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sin·a·pism

(sĭn′ə-pĭz′əm)
[French sinapisme, from Late Latin sināpismus, from Greek sināpismos, use of a mustard plaster, from sināpizein, to apply a mustard plaster, from sināpi, mustard, variant of earlier nāpu; probably akin to Middle Persian span- in spandān, mustard (Middle Persian dān, seed) and Sanskrit sarṣapaḥ, mustard, and ultimately of non-Indo-European origin.]

sinapism

(ˈsɪnəˌpɪzəm)
n
(Medicine) a technical name for mustard plaster
[C17: from Late Latin sināpismus, from Greek sinapismos application of mustard plaster, from sinapi mustard, of Egyptian origin]

sinapism

the use of mustard piaster for medical purposes.
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Noun1.sinapism - a plaster containing powdered black mustardsinapism - a plaster containing powdered black mustard; applied to the skin as a counterirritant or rubefacient
cataplasm, poultice, plaster - 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.