Ep"i*them\, n. [L. epithema, Gr. ?, fr. ? to lay or put on: cf. F. ['e]pith[`e]me. See Epithet.] (Med.) Any external topical application to the body, except ointments and plasters, as a poultice, lotion, etc.
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