Asasi

A tree which grows on the coast of Guinea, the infusion of whose leaves cures the tooth-ach. Phil. Transactions, N° 232.

Asbestinum Asbestos

Or Asbestus. When the term is applied to the amianthus or earth-flax, it is derived from α, non. and Asbestinum Asbestos 1246 to extinguish, because it is uninjured by fire; when to calx viva, or quick lime, it is on account of its unquenchable properties. See Amianthus. Also a name for calx viva.

Ascalonia

So called from Ascalon, a city of Judaea, where they abound. A species of onions.

Ascalonit

Ldes. Eschalots, barren onions, or scallions.

Ascardamyctes

(From α,non,and Ascardamyctes 1247 wink) One who keeps his eyes long fixed and immoveable without twinkling.

Ascarides

(From Ascarides 1248 to move about). So called from their continual troublesome motion. See Vermes.

Ascensus Morbi

(From ascenso, to increase). The ascent or increase of a disease.

Ascetae

(From Ascetae 1249 , to move about). Wrestlers.

Ascia

See Deligatio.

Asciticus

(From ascites). One who labours under an ascites.

Asclepios

(From the same). The name of a dried smegma described by P. AEgineta; of a troche in the writings of AEtius; and a collyrium in Galen; called Atheniphium, from its author Athenippus.

Asclites

See Ascites.

Ascoma

(From Ascoma 1251 a bottle). The eminence of the pubes at the years of maturity.

Ascos

(From Ascos 1252 leather). A bottle. They were formerly made of leather, and Hippocrates used to apply them, when filled with hot water, to pained parts.

Ascyroides

(From Ascyroides 1253 and forma).

A species of the ascyrum.

Ascyros, Ascyrum, Ascyrus; probably from Ascyroides 1255 the city Scyrum, where it abounds. See Androsaemum.

Asdenigi

See Haematites.

Ase

Or Asse, (from Ase 1256 nauseo). Hippocrates by these words means a loathing of food, from accumulations in the stomach.

Aseb

See Alumen.

Asef

See Hydroa.

Asegen

See Sang. draconis.

Asellus

The cod fish; it is called also ca-beliau, morhua, molva, and the keeling. This belongs to the genus gadus Lin. and includes the whiting, the haddock, the whiting pout, the sea pike., and some similar fish. See Aliment.

Asemos

From α, neg. and Asemos 1258 a sign). An epithet applied to events that fall out contrary to all appearance, and without any manifest cause. A- crisis happening beyond hope.

Asepta

(From a, neg. and Asepta 1259 to purify). Unconcocted or undigested.