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