Cataplasm meaning

kătə-plăzəm
A poultice, often medicated.
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(medicine) A poultice or plaster, spread over one's skin as medical treatment.
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Origin of cataplasm

  • Middle English cathaplasma French cataplasme both from Latin cataplasma from Greek kataplasma from kataplassein to plaster over kata- down, onto, over cata– plassein to mold, form plasma

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin cataplasma, from Ancient Greek κατάπλασμα (katáplasma).

    From Wiktionary