Catastaltic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Catastaltic (Med) Checking evacuations through astringent or styptic qualities.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • catastaltic Having power to check, repress, or restrain; inhibitory: applied to medicines which repress abnormal action, as astringents, styptics, and sedatives.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. , fr. to check; kata` down, wholy + to set