Adipson 147 (from α, neg. and thirst).

See Oxymel and Ptisana.

Medicines were thus named that allayed thirst, if used for that purpose; and may be applied to such as do not provoke thirst.

The Greeks called liquorice-juice by this name. See Glycyrrhiza.


(From α, priv. and Adipsos 149 thirst). The

Egyptian palm-tree is thus named by the Greeks. Its fruit, before it is ripe, is called myrobalans. Theo-phrastus calls this tree Adipsos 150 i. e. mast, from its fruit; but it is called adipson, because its fruit, before it is ripe, quenches thirst.


(From adjuvo, to assist). See Humerus, or upper part of the arm, clearly described by Albucasis. "Adjutorium is that bone which lies between the cubit and head of the scapula."it is also an external medicine used to assist internal ones.


Applied to an egg, means one not fecundated, or one putrid from long keeping: the former contains generally an unformed mola.


A. verna, Lin. Sp. Pi. 771, and A. Apennina, L. 772. Plants whose roots are employed; according to Pallas, as emmenagogues. The practice of this country does not acknowledge their virtues, or record them.


A chemical vessel with two necks interposed between a retort and receiver. They differ from aludels in being long and open at each end; and in their position, which is usually oblique.

A Dor, a sort of corn, (from α, neg. and Adopter 151 a spear,) so named from its being without the beard or spear; also called spelta and zea, spelt corn. Dios-corides mentions two kinds, the monococcous and dicoccous, that is, such as has only one grain or two in a husk.


(From Ados 152 satiety). Water in which redhot iron is extinguished; because it is thereby quenched or satiated.


See Gummi tragacantha.


(From Adrarhiza 153 thick, and a root.) See Aristolochia.


(From Adrobolox 155 large, and a globe, hole, or mass ). The Indian bdellium, which is coarser than the Arabian, being impure, black, and in large lumps.

Adro Teron

(From Adro Teron 157 plentiful). A prolific grain. See Alica.


(From adscendo, to ascend). Applied to a stalk, growing first in an horizontal direction, and then curving upwards. In anatomy, it refers to the direction of the vessels, as the ascending aorta.