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[sin-uh-piz-uh m]
noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. mustard plaster.
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Origin of sinapism

1595–1605; < Medieval Latin sināpisma (feminine) < Greek sināpismós (masculine) application of mustard, equivalent to sināp(ízein) to apply mustard (derivative of sínāpi mustard; see -ize) + -ismos -ism
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  1. a technical name for mustard plaster
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Word Origin for sinapism

C17: from Late Latin sināpismus, from Greek sinapismos application of mustard plaster, from sinapi mustard, of Egyptian origin
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