Apophlegmatic
Apophlegmatic Ap`o*phleg*mat"ic, a. [Gr. ?; ? from + ? full of phlegm. See {Phlegmatic}.] (Med.) Designed to facilitate discharges of phlegm or mucus from mouth or nostrils. -- n. An apophlegmatic medicine. [1913 Webster]

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  • apophlegmatic — /ap ō fleg matˈik/ (medicine) adjective Promoting the discharge of mucus noun An apophlegmatic agent ORIGIN: Gr apophlegmatikos, from apo off; see ↑phlegm …   Useful english dictionary

  • Apophlegmatism — Ap o*phleg ma*tism, n. [Gr. ?, Galen.] 1. (Med.) The action of apophlegmatics. [1913 Webster] 2. An apophlegmatic. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apophlegmatizant — Ap o*phleg*mat i*zant, n. (Med.) An apophlegmatic. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Apophlegmatism — Apophlegmatisms, in pre modern medicine, were medications chewed in order to draw away phlegm and humours from the head and brain. Such treatments were called apophlegmatic . Of this kind, tobacco was considered excellent, except for the damage… …   Wikipedia

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