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cataplasm

noun cat·a·plasm \ˈka-tə-ˌpla-zəm\

Definition of CATAPLASM

:  poultice

Examples of CATAPLASM

  1. <the doctor ordered the placement of a cataplasm on the wound until it closed up>

Origin of CATAPLASM

Middle French cataplasme, from Latin cataplasma, from Greek kataplasma, from kataplassein to plaster over, from kata- + plassein to mold — more at plaster
First Known Use: circa 1540

cataplasm

noun cat·a·plasm \ˈkat-ə-ˌplaz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CATAPLASM

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