catapasm

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.
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