Alfacta

See Distillatio.

Alfadidam

The scoria of gold, iron, or copper; also burnt copper. See AEs ustum.

Alfatida

Burnt copper, or the scales flying off from copper. See AEs ustum.

Alfatide

See Ammoniacus sal.

Alfasara

Or Alphesara. Arabic terms for the vine. The name of a confect described by Messue; from the Arabic particle al, and fesera, or phisera, the root of the vitis alba.

Alfidas

See Plumbum.

Alfol

See Ammoniacus sal.

Alfusa

Tutty. See Tutia.

Algaei

(From alga, sea-weed). It is a term botani-cally applied to a tribe of plants which have their roots, leaves, and caudex, in one, and comprehends sea-weeds, and some other aquatic plants.

Algal

L. See Nitrum. - Algaly, (elgala, hollow, Arab). Ax hollow-leaden probe, or catheter. See Catheter, and Sound.

Algamet

Coals.

Algarab

See AEgylops.

Algarot

Algarothi,Algeroth,(Pul-vis). So called from Victorius Algaroth, a physician of Verona, and its inventor. It is the same with the mercurius vitae; and is only the antimonial part of the butter of antimony, separated from some of its acid by washing it in water. It is tasteless, but violently emetic, in doses of two or three grains; and is prepared with antimony and sublimate, or by mixing water with the butter of antimony, which precipitates a white powder, etc. This is the preparation preferred by many chemists for making the emetic tartar.

Algaia

Civet. See Zibethum.

Algema

Or Algematodes, (from Algema 342 to be in pain). Uneasiness, pain. Hippocrates often uses the word to signify the disease whence the pain proceeds. James's Med. Diet. See Dolor.

Algeriae

Or Algerie. Lime. See Calx.

Algida

(From algeo, to be cold). . Numbed, withered, chilled.

Algor

(From the same). A sudden chillness affecting the body, or any detached portion of it.

Algosarel

The Arabian term for the daucus sylvestris.

Alhagi

(Arab.). The plant thorny Syrian-broom; called also agul et almagi Arabibus genista, Spartium spinosum, spinosum Syriacum. Hedysarum alhagi Lin. Sp. Pi. 1051.

It is commonly met with in Persia and Mesopotamia, where the inhabitants gather from it a sort of manna, in grains about the size of coriander seeds. The Arabians call this manna, tereniabin,ortrangebin. Raii. Hist. The leaves of the alhagi are hot and pungent, the flowers purgative.

There is another species called alhagi maurorum.

Alhandala

(Alhandal, Arab.). An Arabian name for the colocynth. See Colocynthis.

Troch. alhandal. The troches of alhandal is a composition as old as Messue, but is now not used.

Alhanna

See Alana terra.

Alhasef

(Alasaf,filth,Arab). A sort of pus-tule,'called hydroa.

Alia Squilla

(From Alia Squilla 344 belonging to the sea, and a shrimp). The prawn.