(from α negative, and Acnestis 73 to scratch).

That part of the spine which reaches from betwixt the shoulder blades to the loins. This name seems only applicable to quadrupeds, because they cannot reach it to scratch.

There is a herb to which this name is given, but the real plant has not been determined.


(Acoe 74 audio). See Auditus.


Ltus, honey, (from α non, and Aco 75 sediment). See Mel. Pliny speaks of it by this name, because it has no sediment.


An instrument used in the ancient exercises; like the discus, or quoit.


(From α priv. and Acondylus 76 a joint).

Applied to a flower whose stalk is not divided by joints.


(Acone 77 a hone,) mortar, or rather a hard stone, on which to levigate; more generally, a whetstone.


(From Aconion 78 a hone,) an ancient Greek name of a medicine prepared by levigation; probably a collyrium, or some form of powders for the eyes.


(From aconitum, wolf's-bane, and folium, a leaf). See Anapodophyllon.


(From α neg. and Aconiton 79lime or plaster). Not plastered. This word is applied to vessels not lined within.

Acopa Acopon

(α non, and Acopa Acopon 84labour). At first this word signified the quality of the medicines to relieve pain, stiffness, and other ill effects of excessive weariness; but, afterwards, it implied soft, easy medicines, prepared with little difficulty. It is also the name of the trifolium paludosum.


(From aceo, to be sharp). Sourness, acrimony, particularly an acid acrimony in the stomach. See Aciditas.


Indian tutty.


See Achor.


(Rad). The greater galangal root, (from α neg. and Acori 85 the pupil of the eyes.) because this root was thought injurious to the eyes. See Ga-langa.


(From α neg. and Acoria 86 to satiate). Insatiability. Sometimes it signifies a good appetite, or digestion.

Acorites Vinum

A wine made of the acorus and liquorice roots, each eight ounces; of wine, six gallons; infused cold for six months.


The seed of the oak used as an astringent. See Oak.

Acorus Calamus Verus

See Calamus aromaticus.

Acorus adulterinus. See Iris palustris.

Acorus Asiaticus. See Calamus aromaticus Asiat.


(Acos 87 sano). A remedy.


Irregularity, or disturbed state of things, particularly of the critical days of fevers, as Acosmia 88 meant their regular order; called also madises, ma-drotes. Bald people are called acosmoi, because they had lost their greatest-ornament. Blanchard says it is an ill state of health, joined with a loss of colour in the face.