cataplasia

noun
cat·​a·​pla·​sia | \ ˌkat-ə-ˈplā-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce cataplasia (audio) \

Medical Definition of cataplasia

: reversion of cells or tissues to a more embryonic condition

Other Words from cataplasia

cataplastic \ -​ˈplas-​tik How to pronounce cataplastic (audio) \ adjective

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“Cataplasia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cataplastic. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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