Definition of Cataplasm

1. Noun. 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..

Exact synonyms: Plaster, Poultice
Generic synonyms: Dressing, Medical Dressing
Specialized synonyms: Mustard Plaster, Sinapism
Derivative terms: Plaster, Poultice



Definition of Cataplasm

1. n. A soft and moist substance applied externally to some part of the body; a poultice.

Definition of Cataplasm

1. Noun. (medicine) A poultice or plaster, spread over one's skin as medical treatment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cataplasm

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Medical Definition of Cataplasm

1. Synonym: poultice. Origin: G. Kataplasma, poultice, fr. Kataplasso, to spread over (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cataplasm

cataphora
cataphoras
cataphoreses
cataphoresis
cataphoretic
cataphoric
cataphract
cataphractic
cataphracts
cataphyll
cataphyllary leave
cataphylls
cataphysical
cataplasia
cataplasm (current term)
cataplasms
cataplastic
cataplectic
catapleiite
cataplexies
cataplexy
catapuce
catapult
catapulted
catapulter
catapulters
catapultian
catapultic
catapultier

Literary usage of Cataplasm

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1838)
"In the first volume of the "Medical Reports," you will find that Dr. James Curry cured a case of epilepsy by a cataplasm formed chiefly of tobacco, ..."

2. King's American Dispensatory by John King, Harvey Wickes Felter, John Uri Lloyd (1905)
"This is a valuable emollient cataplasm, to allay pam, inflammation t and favor suppuration. It is used for similar purposes with the elm poultice. ..."

3. Domestic Medicine, Or, Plain Instructions in the Art of Preserving and by Fran├žois-Vincent Raspail (1853)
"Emollient cataplasm. Add three and a half or four ounces of linseed meal to a pint of boiling water. Take the glutinous mass produced off the fire, ..."

4. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Directory of All the Chemicals and Preparations by John Rudolphy (1877)
"Charcoal cataplasm. Compound carrots cataplasm. Test cataplasm. ... Chloride of soda cataplasm. Vulnerary cataplasm. Granulated Catechu. ..."

5. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1866)
"They are sometimes recommended to be swallowed whole, in dyspepsia, torpor of the bowels, Ac. Externally, they are applied in the form of cataplasm. ..."

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