Adami Pomum

The convex part of the thyroid cartilage of the larynx.


From Adanson, the name of the person who first described the Aethiopian sour gourd. See Baobab.


(From α neg. and Adarce 132 to see). A saltish concretion, found about the reeds and grass in marshy grounds in Galatia, which prevents the herbs upon which it forms from being seen; it is also called calomohanus,or calomochnus. It is lax and porous, like bastard sponge. It is used to clear the skin in leprosies, tetters, freckles, &c; Dr. Plott gives an account of this production in his Natural History of Oxfordshire.


(From ad, and articulus, a joint). See Diarthrosis.


The name given by Avicenna and Sera-pion to the schaenanchus, or camel's hay, q. v.


(From ad, and corporo; to incorporate). Adcorporation, or uniting in one body.


Or Adephagia, (from Addephagia 133 abundantly, and to eat). Insatiability, a voracious appetite. It is the Bulimia Helluonum. See Boulimus.


(From addo,to add,) the same as epiphysis. A small bone joined to a larger, by means of a cartilage; any additional substance; also a suture. The large epiphysis of the ulna is called additamentum necatum.

Additamentum Coli

See Appendicula Vermiformis


(From adduco, to draw forward). Vide Adductor oculi.

Adducens Humeri

See Pectoralis major.


(From α neg. and Adectos 135 to bite). An epithet given to medicines that relieve from the biting sense of pain, by removing the uneasiness caused by stimulants ; whence Celsus calls them tenia.

Adelphia Adelphixis

Analogy and relation, applied by Hippocrates to diseases.

Ademonia Adaemonia

(Of α neg. and Ademonia Adaemonia 136 a genius, or divinity, or fortune). Hippocrates uses this word for the uneasiness, restlessness, or anxiety, felt in acute diseases, and some hysteric fits.

Aden A Gland

See Glandula. Sometimes it signifies the same as bubo. Blanchard.


(From aden, a gland, and edo, to eat). Ulcers which eat and destroy the glands. See Phagaedena.

Adenes Canadenses

See Battatas Canadensis.


A genus of Hexandria monogynia. One of its species, viz. the A. venenata, an Arabian tree, is poisonous; and the capparis spinosa is supposed to be an antidote to it. Forskhal.


(From Adenoides 137 a gland, and a form). Glandiform, or like a gland. This word also is used for the prostatae, q. v.

Adenosus Abscessus

A hard tubercle,resembling a gland, difficult to be resolved.

Adepta Philosophia

Adept philosophy. F

It is that philosophy, whose end is the transmutation of metals, and an universal remedy. The professors of this philosophy are called adepti, adepts. Paracelsus calls that medicina adepta, which treats of the diseases that are contracted by celestial operations, or communicated from heaven.