(From Aeromeli 204 air, and honey), honey dew. See Mel and Manna.


(From Aerophobi 206 air, and to be afraid). According to Coelius Aurelianus, somephre-nitic patients are afraid of a lucid and others of an obscure air, and these he calls aerophobi. So that,


(From Aerophobia 208 and timor, fear,) is a symptom of the phrenitis. It is a fear of light, a kind of insanity, in which the patient dreads the air or light.


(From Aerosis 210 air). An imaginary resolution of the blood into vapour, supposed necessary to the support of the vital spirits, and to be brought about by the ventilation of the air during inspiration, in the manner that the flame of fuel is kindled by blowing it.

Aerosus Lapis

(From Aerosus Lapis 211 copper). So Pliny calls the cadmia, because of its sky colour, resembling the salts of copper, which is supposed to be Galen's cadmia lapidosa. See Cadmia.


(From aerugo, verdigrise). Aeru-ginous, of the colour of verdigrise, or green. This word is often applied to what is discharged by vomiting of this colour, and to the bile.


(From Aerugo 212 copper). The rust of any metal, but particularly of copper, called verdigrise: it is also named azagor, almizadir. See .Aes.

The natural aerugo is a greenish marcasite, like the drops of iron; it is found in copper mines, but contains only a small proportion of the metal. Hungarian mountain or sea verdigrise is found in the mountains of Moravia, in the form of sand.

-------rasilis. Hang a copper plate over the strongest vinegar, so as not to touch it, and after ten days scrape off the rust, which is thus called.

-------scolecia. Of the two sorts, viz. the fossil and the factitious, the fossil is the best; but either is of no further use than the blue vitriol.


(From the Hebrew term aes, fire, Aes 213 from,

Aes 214 to burn,) called also cuprum, Venus, copper. It is found in many countries, but chiefly in Sweden, Hungary, and Germany.


(The etymology of this word is uncertain,) brass, made by the union of copper, and calamine stone, which is owing merely to the zinc contained in the calamine: this is called aurichalcum, azoth. The alchemists found it out by attempting to turn copper into gold. Brass is not so readily dissolved as copper. The vapours of the zinc, which join with the copper in making brass, increase the weight of the copper sometimes to near one-half more than its original weight.

The following preparations are made from this metal: