See Zedoaria.


(From Arnaldia 1183 a lamb, and for pain). It is so called because lambs are subject to it. A malignant slow disease of the chronical kind, attended with an alopecia; it was formerly very common in England.

Arnoglo Ssum

(From Arnoglo Ssum 1187 a lamb, and a tongue,) from the likeness of its leaf to a lamb's tongue. See Plantago latifolia.


(Spanish). See Orleana. Arnotts, the roots of a plant, frequently turned up in plowing. They are farinaceous, and resemble a chesnut when roasted. They seem to be the roots of a species of bunium.

Aromatica Pilulae

Aromatic pills. These consisted of aromatics with guaiacum and aloes. In small doses, of fifteen or twenty grains, they warm the stomach, by degrees the whole habit, and are also gently aperient. They were formerly called diam-brtc pilula.

The College of Physicians of London have substituted a composition, called pilvis aloeticus cum guaiaco - aloetic powder with guaiacum. In this, three parts of aloes are added to two of guaiacum and one of aromatics.

Aromaticae species, now pulvis aromaticus. The aromatic powder consists of cinnamon two ounces, the lesser cardamoms freed from their husks, ginger, and long pepper, of each one ounce. It is an improvement of the diambrae sine odoratis species.

Aromaticum Lignum

See Canella alba.

Aromaticum rosatum. Rose spice. An aromatic powder, formerly kept in the shops, in which roses were a part of the composition.


Cortex. See Canella alba.


(From Aromatopola 1192 and vendo,) a druggist, a vender of drugs and spiceries.


See Arum.


See Crocus. Also a name which Paracelsus gave to the flowers raised by sublimation from lapis haemat. and often.used by him as a lithontriptic.

Arquatus Morbus

The same as ascera-tus morbus. See Icterus.


(From arquebuse, a hand gun,) so called because it is used as a vulnerary in gun shot wounds. It is the name of a water which is also called aqua vulneraria, aqua sclofietaria, and aqua catafxulta-rum. See Aqua.


(Indian.) See Orysa, and Palma coc-cifera.


See Atriplex.


(From α, priv. and Arraphon 1194 sutura.}

Without suture. The word is applied to the cranium when apparently without sutures.


(From α, priv. and Arrhcea 1195 to flow). The stoppage of a flux: and by Hippocrates appropriated to the suppression of the menses.


(From α, priv. and Arrhostia 1196 to strengthen). Infirmity, ill health.