Medical Dictionary


noun can·tha·ris \ˈkan(t)-thə-rəs\
plural can·thar·i·des \kan-ˈthar-ə-ˌdēz\

Medical Definition of CANTHARIS

cantharides plural but singular or plural in construction :  a preparation of dried beetles and especially Spanish flies that contains cantharidin and is used in medicine as a blister-producing agent and formerly as an aphrodisiac—called also Spanish fly


July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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