Catapasm Cat"a*pasm, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to besprinkle; kata` down, wholly + ? to strew, or sprinkle.] (Med.) A compound medicinal powder, used by the ancients to sprinkle on ulcers, to absorb perspiration, etc. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

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  • catapasm — A dusting powder applied to raw surfaces or ulcers. [G. katapasma, a powder; katapasso, to sprinkle over] * * * cat·a·pasm (katґə paz″əm) [Gr. katapasma] a dusting powder applied to an injured surface …   Medical dictionary

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