Alkalisatio

Alcalisation. The impregnating any thing with alkaline salt.

Alkalinus Sal Salis Marinae

See Anatron

Alcancali

See Angelocalos.

Alcanna

(Indian word). See Ichthyocolla, Anchusa, and Ligustrum Indicum.

Alcarni

(An Arabic term). A name of a con-fect made by Messue.

Alcara

See Cucurbita.

Alce

(From Alce 315 strength). The elk. It is a large animal of the deer kind, met with in Muscovy, Germany, and very cold countries. The hoof of the hind foot on the left side hath been celebrated against epilepsies, from a ridiculous opinion that the elk is himself subject to disorders of this kind, and prevents or removes them by scratching his ear with his hoof.

Alcea

(From Alcea 316 strength,) so called, on account of its force in expelling poisons.

Alce'a vulgaris major. See Doronicum Ger-manicum.

Alce'a; vervain mallow. See Malva verbenacea.

Alce'a indica.

See Abelmoschus

Alce'a .sgyptiaca, villosa.

Alcebar

See Agallochum.

Alcebris Vivum

i. e. Sulphur vivum.

Alcedo

A bird called the king's fisher. It is also called is pida, halcyon, alcyon,fluviatilis, piscator regis. It is said to make its nest in the sea, and then it is a sign of fair weather, whence the word halcyon days - calm and peaceable times.

Alchabric

See Alkibric.

Alchachil

See Rosmarinus.

Alcharith

See Argentum vivum.

Alcheron

Lapis, (so called from the Arabic term alcheran, a horn; because it was found of a horny consistence). The stone in the gall-bladder of a bull, or ox, called bezoar bovinus.

Alchibric

Alchibert. See Alkibric.

Alchimilla

(So called, because it was celebrated by the alchemists); called also branca, and pes-leo-nis; stellaria; lady's mantle, and lion's foot. Ru-landus calls it diapencia.

The leaves are gently astringent, the root is of the same quality; but this plant is not in any repute as a medicine.

Alchimilla supina gramin fol. See Kna-wel.

Alchitron

Oil of juniper; see Juniperus. Also the name of a dentifrice of Messue.

Alchollea

(Indian term). A sort of animal food made of beef or other flesh, pickled and dried, then boiled and potted for keeping. It is used by the western Moors. See Philos. Trans.

Alchute

See Morum.

.ALchymy. A composition of copper, with a small quantity of arsenic, resembling silver.

Alcibiadion

So called because Alcibius first used it against the bite of a serpent. See Anchu-sa.

Alcimad

See Antimonium.

Alcob

See Ammoniac, sal.

Alcocalum

See Cinara.

Alcofol

See Antimonium.

Alcohol

Or Alchahol; a'l-ka-hol. It is an Arabian word, signifying an impalpable powder, which the Eastern women used to tinge the hair and the edges of their eye-lids. As this powder, viz. an ore of lead, was impalpable, the same name was given to other subtile powders, and to spirit of wine exalted to its highest purity and perfection. See Vinum adus-tum.

Alcohol martis. It is the filings of iron rusted by adding urine to them. When the whole is perfectly rusted, pure spring water is repeatedly added, until all that is urinous is washed away, and the remaining powder is the alcohol mortis. Musgrave employed it with the theriaca in misplaced gout, to bring it to the joints.