See Ambra.


(Aeara, Arabic). Ambergrise. See Ambra cineracea.


Flos, (from the Latin word ambire). See Polygala.

Am Be,

(From Ambarvallis 407 a lip, edge, or border).

Ambi ,

An instrument used in dislocations of the humerus, called Hippocrates' ambe, from his having noticed it. Galen explains the word ambe by Ambarvallis 408 an eminence like a border; and says, that the whole machine takes that name because its extremity runs out with an edge, like the lip or brim of a pot, towards the interior cavity.

When the head of the humerus rests in the axilla, this instrument is sometimes of service, but in no other case: and even here it is rarely used; for when gentle methods fail, violence seldom succeeds.


See Myrobalani emblici.

Ambia Monard

A yellow liquid petroleum, smelling like tacamahaca. It flows from a fountion near the Indian Sea; and is used for the cure of itch.

Ambidexter Amphidexios

(From Ambidexter Amphidexios 409 both, and the right hand). A man equally active with both hands.


(From Amblosis 411 to cause abortion). Sec



(From the same). Medicines which occasion abortion.

Amblyo Gmos Amblyosmos

(From Amblyo Gmos Amblyosmos 412 dull). Dimness of sight.

Hippocrates observes, that dimness of sight and cor-ruscatioris of light are among the symptoms of an approaching haemorrhage, in continual fevers and genuine tertians. Galen improperly explains this word by abortus.


(From Ambon 415 to ascend). The edge of the sockets in which the heads of the large bones are lodged.


See Succinum.


The French name of Abelmoschus, which see.


(From α, priv. and Ambrosia 416 food; superior to mortal aliment). The name of a sweet shrub, anciently used for making garlands, .Ambrosia maritima Lin. Sp. Pl. 1401.

The modern ambrosia is the botrys, q. v. The ancients seem to have given this name to various plants, as the lily, the greater house-leek, etc. Gerrard. In chemistry, it implies a highly rectified tincture; and it is applied as a title of peculiar reverence to some ancient antidotes.


(From ambulo, to walk.,) walking. See AEora.


(From the same). See Herpes.


(From Ambulo 417 to cast forth). The name of a disease called also furiosus,fatu/entus, flatus furiosus . It is a distention or inflammation attended with pain, and variously periodical. See D. D. Joh. Michael.

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