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cataplasm

[kat-uh-plaz-uh m] /ˈkæt əˌplæz əm/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin cataplasma < Greek katáplasma. See cata-, -plasm
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  • The edible fruits are applied to contusions as a cataplasm.
British Dictionary definitions for cataplasm

cataplasm

/ˈkætəˌplæzəm/
noun
1.
(med) another name for poultice
Word Origin
C16: from Latin cataplasma, from Greek, from kataplassein to cover with a plaster, from plassein to shape
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cataplasm in Medicine

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

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