(From axn, a point). Steel. See Cha-lybs.
(From 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 to move ). A privation of motion.
(From arn, a point). The distinct component parts of the fruit of the mulberry, blackberry, and raspberry.
(From 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.
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 to flourish). See
( 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 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 chaff). A small purple or hard tubercle on the face is thus called, covered with a branny scale.