Aegeirinon

Aegeirinon 167 a poplar). An ointment so called, because the fruit of the poplar, or its catkins. ' are an ingredient in it; not now employed. Aegeiros. See Populus.

Aegias

(From Aegias 168 a goat). A white speck on the pupil of the eye, which occasions a dimness of sight; so named, because it was supposed that goats were subject to it.

Aegides

Aegides 169 (from a goat). Small white cicatrices of the eyes, or small white concretions on the pupil; called also aglia. They do not differ from the white specks called albugo.

Aegidion

(From Aegidion 171 a goat). The name of a collyrium, or ointment, for inflammations and de-fluxions of the eyes; so named because goats are supposed to besubject to defects in the eyes; called also agoprosophon.

Aegilops

See Aegylops.

Aegleus

The appellation, in Galen, of the white chamaeleon thistle, which was esculent; to distinguish-it from the Erebennus, the black poisonous kind.

Aegopodium

Goat-weed. A. podagrana, L.in. It is sedative, and formerly applied to mitigate pains of gout, and to relieve piles, but not now employed. In its earlier state it is tender and esculent.

Aegoceras

(From Aegoceras 172 a goat, and a horn,) so called from its pods resembling the horns of a goat. See Faenum Graecum.

Aecolethron

From (Aecolethron 174 a goat, and destruction,) a plant so named from its being thought poisonous to goats. Tournefort says it is the chamae-rododendron. See Mem. de lacad. Roy. des Sciences, 1704. Azalea pontica, Lin. Sp. Pi. 1669.

Aegonychon

Gromwell. So called from Aegonychon 176 a goat, and a hoof, because of the hardness of the seed, resembling the hoof of a goat. See Lithos-permum.

Aegylops

Or Aegilops. Bromus Arvensis,l,m. Sp. Pi. 113. The great wild oat grass or drank. It grows in hedges and the sides of fields in May. By culture it becomes a species of corn. In the northern parts of America it is improved to great advantage; and in the low wet boggy grounds in Great Britain it would be profitable, as it thrives best in water. It grows like oats, but in quality resembles rice. A decoction of the roots is said to kill worms.

Aegyptia Antidotus

The Egyptian antidote. The name of several compositions.

---------------- moschata. See Abelmoschus.

- - - - - ulcera, also called Syrian ulcers. Aretaeus describes an ulcer of the tonsils and fauces by these names; they are attended with a burning pain; the matter discharged from them infects the whole frame, and the patient is rendered miserable by its offensive smell.

.Aegyptiaca. See Papyrus. Aegyptiacum Balsamum. Bals. Gilead. See Balsamum.

------------------------ Ung., called also mel Aegyptiacum,. It was attributed to Mesue, but its place is supplied by the oxymel aeruginis in the last London pharmacopoeia: it is a detergent, and slightly caustic. Another kind, described by Hildanus, consists of mithri-date, camphor, and treacle. Another kind, composed of lily roots and aromatics, was used as a cosmetic, and styled cicinum. They resemble each other only in their colour, from which they are styled Aegyptiaca.