Apophlegmatism \Ap`o*phleg"ma*tism\, n. [Gr. ?, Galen.] 1. (Med.) The action of apophlegmatics. [1913 Webster]

2. An apophlegmatic. [Obs.] --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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