cataplasm

[ kat-uh-plaz-uh m ]
/ ˈkæt əˌplæz əm /

noun Medicine/Medical.


Nearby words

  1. cataphracted,
  2. cataphylaxis,
  3. cataphyll,
  4. cataplane,
  5. cataplasia,
  6. cataplectic,
  7. cataplexy,
  8. catapult,
  9. cataract,
  10. cataractogenic

Origin of cataplasm

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

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British Dictionary definitions for cataplasm

cataplasm

/ (ˈkætəˌplæzəm) /

noun

med another name for poultice

Word Origin for cataplasm

C16: from Latin cataplasma, from Greek, from kataplassein to cover with a plaster, from plassein to shape

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Medicine definitions for cataplasm

cataplasm

[ kătə-plăz′əm ]

n.

poultice

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