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Related to cataplasm: poultice
[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.]
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(Medicine) med another name for poultice
[C16: from Latin cataplasma, from Greek, from kataplassein to cover with a plaster, from plassein to shape]
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cat•a•plasm(ˈkæt əˌplæz əm)
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|Noun||1.||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.|
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