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Meaning of CATAPLASM

Pronunciation:  'katu`plazum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a medical dressing consisting of a soft heated mass of meal or clay that is spread on a cloth and applied to the skin to treat inflamed areas or improve circulation etc.
 

CATAPLASM is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: plaster, poultice
 
 See Also: dressing, medical dressing, mustard plaster, sinapism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cat"a*plasm\, n. [L. cataplasma, Gr. ?, fr. ? to
spread over; kata` down, wholly + ? to form, mold.] (Med.)
A soft and moist substance applied externally to some part of
the body; a poultice. --Dunglison.

 

 

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