A drop. See Gutta.


- See Consolida.

Alus Gallica.


See Manna.

Alvea Rium

(From a/veare, a bee-hive). The bottom of the concha or hollow of the external ear; it terminates in the meatus auditorius. It is in this cavity where the ear-wax is principally lodged.

Alveolaris Processus

So called from the likeness to an honey comb. See Maxillaria superiora Ossa


(adim.of alveus,a channel,) called also botrion, or bothrion; frena, mortariolum. The sockets in the jaws in which the teeth are set; they are lined with a very sensible membrane, which also incloses the roots of the teeth. There are usually sixteen of these alveoli, or sockets, in each jaw.


A channel. Medicinally, it is applied to many tubes or canals through which some fluid flows, particularly to ducts which convey the chyle from its receptacle to the subclavian vein.


(From alvus, the belly, and duco, to draw). Medicines which purge. See Purgantia.


(From alvus, and fluo, to flow). See Diarrhcea.

A Lvus, (from alveus, a channel). The belly. Celsus uses this word for the belly, relative to the intestinal discharge, as Hippocrates and others use the words Alvifluxus 391 or See also Abdomen.

A Lyce, (from Alvifluxus 393 to be anxious). See Alysmos.

Aly Pia Alypias Alypum

(From α neg. and Aly Pia Alypias Alypum 394 pain). The herb terrible. It is also called white turbith. Frutex terribilis, empetrum, thymelea and globularia fruticosa. Globularia alypum Lin. Sp. Pi. 139. Not used at present in medicine.


Madwort, (from α, for anti, and Alyssum 398 that madness which the mad dog occasions by his bite . It is the marrubium alysson Lin. Sp. Pi. 815, and been considered as a diaphoretic.

Alyssum galeni. The marrubium.

Alyssum Plinu. The mollugo.

Alyssum verticillatum. See Marrubium verticillatum


See Cinnabaris. Alzilat. The name of a weight of three grains.


Burnt copper. AEus ustum.

Alzum Aldum

And Alrum. The name of the tree that produces gum bdellium in some ancient authors.

A Ma, A Me, or Ames, (Syriac). A sort of small cake. Aretaeus uses this word to compare the quantity of hellebore for a dose.


(From Amalgama 399 simul, and nubere,vel mollire). Its chemical character is

A. A. A. In chemistry it is a soft paste, produced by mixing mercury with a metal.

All metals may be amalgamated with mercury, except iron; but gold amalgamates the most readily; then silver, lead, and tin in order; copper. with difficulty.

With amalgamated gold, silver and other metals are. gilt; but this subject does not belong to medicine.