See Arsenicum, and Sulphur.

Aqualiculus Aqualicus

(From aqualis, a water pot). That part of the belly from the navel to the pubes, being considered as a cistern and container of the excrements. Sometimes it is used to express the stomach or the intestines. It is the same with Hypogastrium.


See Ferrum.


(From aqua, water,) vel Aqueum, watery, diluted. Also the chalaza of an egg. See Chalaza.


A name of the famous secret Italian poison, called also aqua tophania and aqua della toffana. Its ingredients may be easily guessed at from the accounts which have been transmitted to us, but we think we should do little service to society or humanity by recording the means of committing such secret villanies.


(From aqua, and duco, to draw). See Hydragogos.


(of Aquifolium 1125 a prickle, and folium, a leaf). It is also called agrifolium, ilex aculeata bac-cifera, iiulver tree, holm, or common holly. Ilex aquifolium Lin. Sp. Pi. 181. It is a prickly bush, commonly known. Its bark is used for making birdlime, which is also made of misleto and several other vegetable matters. The berries of the holly are warm, ten or twelve of them discharge wind and slime by stool.


A chemical name for sal ammoniac. Paracelsus uses this word for mercurius praecipitatus; and it is a name for arsenic, for sulphur, and for the philosopher's stone.

Aquii.a alba, a name of calomel and sublimate, etc.


Alba philosophorum, et Ganymedis. See Ammoniaci salis flores.

Aquila ccelestis. It is the panacea, or cure for all diseases. It is a preparation of mercury.

Aquila veneris. A preparation made with verdi-grise and sublimed sal ammoniac.


Hath many other epithets joined with it, as rubra, salutifera, volans, etc.


(From aquila, an eagle). The veins which pass through the temples into the head, which are particularly prominent in the eagle.


Lignum. Eagle wood. It is generally-sold for the agallochum. It is that part which is next to the bark.


(From aquila, an eagle, from their rapid motion like that of an eagle). North-east winds. See Etesiae.

Ara Parva

(From Ara Parva 1126 to raise up). A little altar. A neat way of applying a bandage, so as to resemble the corner of an altar.

Arabicum Gummi

See Gummi Arabicum.


(Indian.) This is an Indian spirituous liquor, prepared in many ways, often from rice; (see Orysa;) sometimes from sugar fermented with the juice of cacao nuts; frequently from toddy, the juice which flows from the cacao nut tree by incision. The Tun-gusi, a race of Tartars, prepare it from marc's milk. In general, arac is hot and heady, occasioning great uneasiness in the head and stomach: in other respects it resembles ardent spirits.

We find also that it has been prepared from the American maple juice.