Cataplasm
Cataplasm Cat"a*plasm, n. [L. cataplasma, Gr. ?, fr. ? to spread over; kata` down, wholly + ? to form, mold.] (Med.) A soft and moist substance applied externally to some part of the body; a poultice. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

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  • cataplasm — [kat′ə plaz΄əm] n. [Fr < LL cataplasma < Gr kataplasma: see CATA & PLASMA] a poultice, often medicated …   English World dictionary

  • cataplasm — noun Etymology: Middle French cataplasme, from Latin cataplasma, from Greek kataplasma, from kataplassein to plaster over, from kata + plassein to mold more at plaster Date: circa 1540 poultice …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cataplasm — /kat euh plaz euhm/, n. Med. poultice. [1555 65; < L cataplasma < Gk katáplasma. See CATA , PLASM] * * * …   Universalium

  • cataplasm — noun A poultice or plaster, spread over ones skin as medical treatment. Syn: poultice …   Wiktionary

  • cataplasm — SYN: poultice. [G. kataplasma, poultice, fr. kataplasso, to spread over] * * * cat·a·plasm kat ə .plaz əm n POULTICE * * * cat·a·plasm (katґə plaz″əm) [L. cataplasma; Gr. kataplasma] a poultice or soft external application, often… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cataplasm — A poultice or soft external application. Aloe, Annona, Chenopodium, Cochlospermum, Commelina, Drepanocarpus, Eclipta, Gliricidia, Gossypium, Jatropha, Kallstroemia, Mirabilis, Ocimum, Paullinia, Philodendron, Pilea, Pistia, Protulaca, Pothomorphe …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • cataplasm — cat·a·plasm || kætÉ™plæzÉ™m n. poultice, compress …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cataplasm — [ katəplaz(ə)m] noun archaic a plaster or poultice. Origin ME: from OFr. cataplasme or late L. cataplasma, from Gk kataplasma, from kataplassein plaster over …   English new terms dictionary

  • cataplasm — n. Poultice …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cataplasm — cat·a·plasm …   English syllables

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