(from α negative, and 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.
( audio). See Auditus.
Ltus, honey, (from α non, and 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 a joint).
Applied to a flower whose stalk is not divided by joints.
( a hone,) mortar, or rather a hard stone, on which to levigate; more generally, a whetstone.
(From a hone,) an ancient Greek name of a medicine prepared by levigation; probably a collyrium, or some form of powders for the eyes.
(From α neg. and lime or plaster). Not plastered. This word is applied to vessels not lined within.
(α non, and labour). 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.
(Rad). The greater galangal root, (from α neg. and the pupil of the eyes.) because this root was thought injurious to the eyes. See Ga-langa.
(From α neg. and to satiate). Insatiability. Sometimes it signifies a good appetite, or digestion.
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 adulterinus. See Iris palustris.
Acorus Asiaticus. See Calamus aromaticus Asiat.
( sano). A remedy.
Irregularity, or disturbed state of things, particularly of the critical days of fevers, as 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.