cataplasm

noun
cat·​a·​plasm | \ ˈka-tə-ˌpla-zəm How to pronounce cataplasm (audio) \

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

First Known Use of cataplasm

circa 1540, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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The first known use of cataplasm was circa 1540

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“Cataplasm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cataplasm. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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cataplasm

noun
cat·​a·​plasm | \ ˈkat-ə-ˌplaz-əm How to pronounce cataplasm (audio) \

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