Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to cantharides.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to cantharides or made of cantharides.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of cantharides; composed of or treated with cantharidin.

Etymologies

cantharide +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He had for some time past suffered from excessive cerebro-spinal irritability, for the relief of which cantharidal collodion had been employed in the cervico-spinal region (the same had also been used in the hepatic region, to meet the diagnostic views of some one of his medical attendants).

    The Electric Bath

  • The young and tender leaves are used in the Philippines as a protective dressing for ulcers, dermatitis, burns and cantharidal or other artificial blisters.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

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