sinapism

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sinapism a plaster containing powdered black mustard; applied to the skin as a counterirritant or rubefacient
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sinapism (Med) A plaster or poultice composed principally of powdered mustard seed, or containing the volatile oil of mustard seed. It is a powerful irritant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sinapism A plaster composed wholly or in part of mustard-flour; a mustard-plaster.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sinapism a mustard-plaster
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sinapismus, Gr. , the use of a mustard blister, fr. to apply a mustard blister, fr. mustard
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. sinapi.

Usage

In literature:

If we put on sinapisms?
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
Vigorous counter-irritation, by means of hot bottles and sinapisms to the extremities, etc., proved useless.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 299" by Various
Mustard sinapisms were applied to the praecordium, and the Faradic current to the spine.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 819" by Various
Sinapism = sinapa kataplasmo.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
Sciatica or rheumatism Leading to balm or sinapism?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, February 23, 1916" by Various
I also sent for a large sinapism and in a short time one very nicely made was brought.
"Lincoln's Last Hours" by Charles A. Leale
Imagine to yourself, with blisters and sinapisms, and a hundred things.
"Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2)" by F. Marion Crawford
The mucus of the cellular membrane is increased by blisters and sinapisms.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
When a sinapism is required to be more stimulating, a little bruised garlic may be added.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
As counter-irritants, blisters and sinapisms were used, and often with great advantage.
"North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826" by Various
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In science:

It follows from Sinap and van Assche (1996) that there exists a positive definite matrix measure Σk ∈ Rp×p such that the polynomials (Rn,k (x))n≥0 are orthonormal with respect to the inner product induced by the measure dΣk (x), that is Z Rn,k (x)dΣk (x)RT m,k (x) = δnm Ip .
Random block matrices and matrix orthogonal polynomials
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