[kat-uh-plaz-uh m]
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Origin of cataplasm

1555–65; < Latin cataplasma < Greek katáplasma. See cata-, -plasm Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for cataplasm

plaster, compress, dressing, cataplasm, fomentation

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British Dictionary definitions for cataplasm


  1. 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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cataplasm in Medicine


  1. poultice
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