Ancyrotdes

A process of the scapula, so called from Ancyrotdes 653 uncus, a beak or hook, and form.

See Coracoides processus.

Anda

Probably the same with Andira, q. v.

Andena

Steel which melts in the fire, and may be cast into any form.

Andhura

See Andira acu.

Andira

Called also angelyn et arbor nucifera. It does not occur in the system of Linnaeus.

It is a tree which grows in Brasil, whose wood is proper for building. The fruit is a yellow kernel; it is bitter, astringent, and, if taken inwardly, it destroys worms; Э i. of it in powder is a dose.

Andrachne

(From Andrachne 655 a man,and froth,) so called because it was supposed to increase the seminal fluids. See Portulaca.

Andranotomia

(From Andranotomia 657 a man, and to cut). The dissection of a male subject.

Andraphax

Or AndraphaxIS,(from Andraphax 659 quickly,and to increase,) so called from its quick growth. See Atriplex foetida.

Andria

(From Andria 661 a man). See Hermaphroditus.

Andrius

Manly, (from Andrius 662 a man, - strong). It is metaphorically applied to strong wine, or wine from the island of Andros.

Androgenia

(From Androgenia 663 a man, and to generate). A succession of males.

Andronion

i. e. Andronis pastilli, the troches of Andron. They are made with alum, balaus-tines, etc.

Androphage

(From Androphage 667 a man, and to eat). Man-eaters, cannibals. A few nations of this savage disposition still exist; and the inhabitants of New Zealand, our antipodes, are certainly such.

Andropo Gon Nardus

See Nardus Italica.

Andropogon schaenaxthis. See Juncus odo-ratus.

Androsace

Tubulanaacetabulum, and also called umbilicus marin. cochlea caelata, acetabulum, marinum minus, fungus petraeus marinus, cotyledon marina, and sea navel-wort. It is a sub-marine production, found on the rocks and shells of fishes about the coasts of the Mediterranean. It consists of numerous, slender, short filaments, more or less bent or arched, of a whitish or gray colour, hard and brittle, bearing each upon the top a striated concave body, nearly of the figure of an inverted cone.

In powder it is given as a vermifuge and diuretic. It does not differ from coralline. In the flame of a candle, when dry, it yields a dazzling brightness, and the coralline does the same.