(Perhaps from apio, necto, to join together; because, connected together by the feet, they hang down from the entrance of the hive). Bees; called by the ancients Bugones, q. v.
If they are dried and powdered, they are somewhat diuretic; but their chief use is for the preparing of honey and wax.
(From and strait),
See Rectum intestinum.
(From to take away). To take away any superfluous part, medicinally or chirur-gicallv.
(From to handle,.
To reduce any thing to a pulp or powder by rubbing it between the fingers. Hippocrates often applies this word to the touch of the pudenda, in order to discover disorders of these parts. It is the same as tactus.
(of from, and youth). One past the flower of age.
(From and to boil). See
(From to remit). Hippocrates generally signifies the remission or solution of a disease by this word.
(From α, neg. and
the love of mankind). The first degree of melancholy, when a person hates society, and delights in solitude.
(From α, neg. and phlegm). Void of phlegm.
(From to separate, or distinguish). A short sentence, briefly expressing the properties of a thing; or which serves as a maxim, or principle, especially in philosophy and physic.
(of from, and ' a motive).
Hippocrates expresses by this word whatever occasions a disease. It is used metaphorically, for the word relates to human actions, and their motives.
(From α, neg. and to be wise).
One who has lost the use of his reason.
(From froth). Spumous, or frothy. Hippocrates applies this word to the blood and excrements.