cataplasm

noun cat·a·plasm \ ˈka-tə-ˌpla-zəm \

Definition of cataplasm

Examples of cataplasm in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of cataplasm

Middle French cataplasme, from Latin cataplasma, from Greek kataplasma, from kataplassein to plaster over, from kata- + plassein to mold — more at plaster


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cataplasm

noun cat·a·plasm \ ˈkat-ə-ˌplaz-əm \

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