(From i am fixed). The support of any thing upon which it stands.
The broad part of the heart is called its basis, to distinguish it from the apex or point.
In pharmacy by basis is meant that ingredient on which the most stress is laid for answering the intention of any compound medicine.
The name of a medicine in Scribonius Largus, compounded of aromatics and honey.
(From the inventor Bates). See Alumen,'
(From , fundatus sum). A seat, basis, or foundation.
(Greek). The seat of support. It is also the scamnum Hippocratis, an instrument invented for the extension of fractured limbs. Oribasius and Scultetus both describe it.
(From exceedingly, and bitter). See Absinthium vulgare.
A sort of cheese formerly used in Rome.
(A dim. of a bramble, from its likeness). See Critiimum.
(From a bramble). See
(From the same). See Crithmum.
The bramble. See Rubus vulgaris.
(From a frog, and likeness, from its resemblance to a ranunculus). See Geranium.
(From a frog). See
(From , a Cyrenaean prince who stammered). See Psellismus.
(From batuo, to strike). The squamous scales of metals which fly off whilst under the hammer.
A vessel for distillation is thus named.
B. P. An abbreviation for Caspari Bauhini Pinax Theatri Botanici, sive Index in Theophrasti,dioscoridis, Plinii, et Botanicorum, qui a Seculo scripserunt Opera.
B. Theat. An abbreviation of C. Bauhini Thea-trum Botanicum.
From the Arabic term bourach. See Borax, Anatron, and Nitrum.
(Indian). A tree in an island near Or-muz, the smallest quantity of whose fruit is said to suffocate the person who tastes it, and the same effect to be the consequence of continuing under its shade; yet its root, leaves, and fruit, are antidotes to poison in other countries. It is also called rabuxit, Raii Hist, but not sufficiently described to be referred to its proper place in botanic systems.