The abbreviation for amalthaeum.


(From Amamelis 402 and an apple). The amamelis of Hippocrates is supposed to be the same with the epimelis of Dioscorides, which is the small bastard medlar.

There is another medlar in Italy, called the epimelis, also setanium. See Mespilus.

Amara Dulcis

Sec Solanum lignosum.

Amara Indica. See Memordica.

Amara, Tinct.

See Gentiana.

Amarum Simplex Infus.


(From α, non, and Amaracus 405 to decay, because it keeps its virtues a long time,) Sampsu-chus. See Majorana majori folio.


(From the same). Lutaeus. Goldilocks. Sec Elichrysum.


(From amara, bitter). See Polygala. A name also of Gentian.


Dulcis orientalis. See Costus.

Amarus sal. See Catharticus sal.

Amatoria Febris

(From amo, to love). See Chlorosis. In Vogel's Nosology, amatoria is defined to be a fever of a few hours' continuance, beginning with a great degree of coldness, and arising from expectation of marriage.

Amatoria venificia, (from amo, and venificium, witchcraft). See Philtron.


The obliquus superior., or trochlearis, and the obliquus inferior oculi, are thus named, as ogling is performed by these muscles.


(Indian): vel Unedo Papy-racea. Arbutus unedo Lin. Sp. Pi. 566.

The wood is of a light texture, the leaves resemble those of the lemon tree, but are hairy and more pointed; the fruits are large as Pontic nuts, divided into white grains of the same shape and nature with those of a fig. It is met with in warm countries only. A decoction of the bark of its root is commended in fevers.

Amazoxum Pasttllus

Usually given to chlorotic maids. The Amazons' troch. These troches were formerly prepared of the seeds of smallage and anise, the tops of worm-wood, of myrrh, pepper, etc.


(Indian). See Manga.


(Indian). It is a tall tree growing in Brasil, with but few branches at the top; the trunk is hollow its whole length, except that its cavity is divided by a transverse membrane at every two or three inches distance, in the middle of which is a small hole. The root is very hard, even so as, by a gentle friction, to afford fire enough to burn cotton. The buds afford a juice that is cooling, if mixed with gruel. This the Indians call tapioca. See Raii Hist. Plant. It is the cecropia peltata Lin. Sp. Pi. 1449. A tree which produces a milky juice similar to the caoutchouc.


An Indian tree; also called manga. It resembles very nearly the cat-abolam. The root, used as a pessary, is said to promote the menses; the bark and the juices are used in dysenteries; and a decoction of the wood is commended in gonorrhoea. See Raii Hist. Plant. It is the mangifera Indica Lin. Sp. Pi. 290, the tree which produces the mango.