See Anchylosis. A contraction of a joint; or the back part of the knee.


In Sagar's Nosology it signifies a concretion or growing together of the soft parts.


See Lolium.


(From Anchyroides 633 an anchor, and forma). A process of the scapula, not unlike the beak of an anchor. See Coracoides.

A' Nci, also Galiancon (from Anchyroides 635 a weasel, and an elbow) Angus, weasel-elbowed. When the head of the humerus is in the arm-pit, such patients are also called mustelanei. The disorder which this name expresses, is a luxation of the humerus in the uterus; or in infancy, when an abscess thrusts out the head of the bone. Those who have the foot similarly distorted are called vari and volgi.

A' Ncinar. See Borax.


(From Ancon 637 to embrace,) because the bones meeting, and being there united, fold one into another. See Olecranon.


(From Anconaeus 638 the elbow,) Musculus: called also cubitdlis musculus. It rises by around short tendon from the outer condyle of the os humeri backwards; it soon grows fleshy, and is inserted into the ulna about three inches below its head, serving to extend the fore-arm. This muscle is reckoned by some as a part of the brachiaus externus; from which in dissection it cannot be separated without violence.


See Calx.


See Coracoides processus.


See Lacca.

Ancter Ancteriasmos

(From Ancter Ancteriasmos 639 to blind). The Greek term for the fibula, or button, by which the lips of wounds are held together, which operation Galen calls ancteriasmus. Infibu-latio, an operation which consisted in passing a fibula through the prepuce of stage players and buffoons.


That affection of the eyes in which they seem to contain sand. It is also called petrificatio..


Filthy women are so called during the time of menstruation. Ancunulenta is composed of am, from Ancunulentae 641 about, and to pollute. From the Greek comes the Latin caenum, mud or filth, whence are derived cunire and inguinare, to defile.


(From Anchylomele 649 crooked, and a probe). A crooked probe, or a probe with a hook.


(From Ancylotomus 651 a hook, and to cut). Any crooked knife used in Surgery.