cataplasm

[kat-uh-plaz-uhm]
noun Medicine/Medical.

Origin:
1555–65; < Latin cataplasma < Greek katáplasma. See cata-, -plasm

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cataplasm (ˈkætəˌplæzəm)
 
n
med another name for poultice
 
[C16: from Latin cataplasma, from Greek, from kataplassein to cover with a plaster, from plassein to shape]

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cataplasm cat·a·plasm (kāt'ə-plāz'əm)
n.
See poultice.

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The edible fruits are applied to contusions as a cataplasm.
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