(From alo, to nourish). A sort of food admired by the ancients; it is difficult to say whether it is a grain or preparation from some seed: many writers speak of it as a sort of wheat; but upon the whole it seems to be a kind of meal made into frumenty, to be eaten with milk, etc. Salmasius says, that alica is one sort of the chondros of the Greeks, which was grain broken into large fragments, or rather only freed from the husks, but not ground in a mill; called also aphae-rema, adroteron, farinarium.


(From Alices 346 to sprinkle). Little red spots in the skin, which precede the eruption of pustules in the small-pox.


(From the Hebrew terms ali, lifted up, and karan, a horn). See Unicornu.

Alienatio Mentis

(From alieno, to estrange). See Delirium.


(From the same). In a medical sense it is any thing foreign and troublesome to the body. Sometimes it means corrupted.


Processus. See Pterygoides processus. (From ala, a -wing, and forma, the shaft'

Aliformis musculi. See Pterygoids.

Al Gulus. See Confectio.


Or Alilat 347 an Arabian name for Lucina, or the goddess which the Greeks supposed to preside over child-birth.


(From Alima 348 belonging to the sea). A sort of sand from which lead and other metals are obtained.


Anna fontana, rivalis, carbonas calcis.

IV. Aer atmosphericus, gaz oxenium, azotum, aci-lium, carbonicum.

V. Balnea, enemata nutrientia, transfusio sanguinis.

VI. Condimenta.

On this arrangement we shall make no remarks. It is the offspring of fancy rather than observation; and an obvious distinction is neglected, viz. that between the degree of nutrition and the facility of digestion. Some of the generic names differ from ours, which are those of Gmelin's edition of the Systema Naturae.

Alimentary Canal

The whole tract of intestines, including the stomach.

Alimentary duct. See Thoracic duct.


Common liquorice.


See Arum.


Or Alindesis 349 (from volvo). A bodily exercise, which seems to be rolling on the ground, or rather in the dust, after being anointed with oil. Hippocrates says, that it hath nearly the same effects as wrestling.


See Hypostaphyle.


See Ammoniacus sal.


(From α, neg and Aliocab 351 . to grow fat). Any external dry remedies


that have no fat in them.


(From Alipasma 352 to anoint). A-powder which, when mixed with oil, is rubbed on the body to prevent sweating.