Definition for EP'I-THEM

EP'I-THEM, n. [Gr. επιθημα; επι and τιθημι, to place.]

In pharmacy, a kind of fomentation or poultice, to be applied externally to strengthen the part. Encyc. Any external application, or topical medicine. The term has been restricted to liquids in which cloths are dipped, to be applied to a part. Parr. Turner.

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