Epithem

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Epithem (Med) Any external topical application to the body, except ointments and plasters, as a poultice, lotion, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n epithem In medicine, any external topical application not a salve or plaster, as a fomentation, a poultice, or a lotion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Epithem ep′i-them (med.) a soft external application.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. epithema, Gr. , fr. to lay or put on: cf. F. épithème,. See Epithet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. epithemaepi, upon, tithenai, to place.