a.,n. (substance) closing skin pores.
   ♦ emphraxia,
   ♦ emphraxis, n. obstruction, especially of pores.

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  • emphractic — /em frakˈtik/ adjective Blocking the pores of the skin noun A substance with this property ORIGIN: Gr emphraktikos obstructive, from en in, and phrassein to stop * * * emphractic, a. and n. Med. (ɛmˈfræktɪk) [ad. Gr. ἐµϕρακτικός, f. ἐµϕράττειν to …   Useful english dictionary

  • Emphractic — Em*phrac tic, a. [Gr. ? obstructing, fr. ? to block up.] (Med.) Having the quality of closing the pores of the skin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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