epispastic

epispastic

[ep-uh-spas-tik]
adjective
1.
raising a blister.
noun
2.
a blistering agent; vesicatory.

Origin:
1650–60; < Greek epispastikós adapted, drawing to one's self. See epi-, spastic

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epispastic (ˌɛpɪˈspæstɪk)
 
adj
1.  producing a serous discharge or a blister
 
n
2.  an epispastic agent
 
[C17: from Greek epispastikos, from epispan to attract, from span to draw; alluding to the ancient belief that blisters consisted of humours drawn to the surface of the skin]

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