(From axn, a point). Steel. See Cha-lybs.


(From Acinaformis 66 a scymitar, and forma, shape,) applied to leaves, one of whose edges is sharp and convex, and the other straight and thick, like a Persian scymitar.


(From α non, and Acinesia 67 to move ). A privation of motion.


(From arn, a point). The distinct component parts of the fruit of the mulberry, blackberry, and raspberry.

Aciniformis Acinosatunica

The coat of the eye, called uvea, or posterior lamina of the iris; because the ancients, who dissected brutes, observed that in them it was usually the colour of an unripe grape. See Uvea.


(From Acinos 68 a point;) so called because its branches are prickly. See Basilicum.


Properly a grape, but is applied to other fruits or berries that grow in clusters, as elder berries, privet, ivy, etc. These are distinguished from baccae, or berries that grow single, as those of the laurel. But acinus is also used for the stone of the grape; hence U' Vae exacinatae, grapes that have their stones taken out.

The glands which grow together in clusters are railed by some acini glandulosi.


See Staphyloma.


Lin. The sturgeon. The species introduced into the Materia Alimentaria and Medica are the A. siurio, huso, and ruthenus, Lin. The rocs are salted and dried, and the flesh pickled. These, which may rather be styled condiments than aliments, will be considered in their proper places. Isinglass is prepared from the roes of each species, but that from the A. Luso is preferred. See Aliments, Condiments, and Isinglass..


(From Acmastica 69 to flourish). See



(Acmasticos 70 vigeo,) a species of fever described by Actuarius,as follows:

"Fevers from putrefaction are continual or intermittent; of the former some arc called isotoni, or ac-mastici, which, during the whole course, are at the same pitch; others are called epacmastici,or anabases; these proceed and increase to their time of solution; a third sort called paracmastici, which diminish by degrees till they cease." See Fever.


(From Acme 71 a point). The height of a disease. That state of a thing in which it is at its utmost perfection. It is also a term, in gymnastics, expressing the highest pitch of exercise.


A plant growing in Ceylon, the verbe-sina acmella Lin. 1271; but a similar plant, the siges-beckia orientalis, has been employed. It is commended in nephritic disorders by Linnaeus, but is rarely used.


See Corallium rubrum.


(From Acne 72 chaff). A small purple or hard tubercle on the face is thus called, covered with a branny scale.