Bixa Oviedi

See Achiotl.

Bixa orellana. See Orleana.

Blacciae

See Morbilli.

Black Vomit

The discharge from the stomach in the last stage of the yellow fever. See Bile.

Bladder

See Vesica urinaria.

Blaesitas

(From blaesus). See Psellismus ringens.

Blaesus

Blaesus 1432 (from to injure). The same as valgus, bandy legged, or one whose legs arc bent outward, called also cyllos, devalgatus: one whose back bone is bent either forward or backward; also a paralytic person, and one who hath an impediment in his speech. Blancard.

Blanca

(From blanc, French, white). See Plumbum. Also the name of a purging medicine in the Antidotarium of Nicolaus.

Blanc Tarbe

See Cobaltum.

Blancnon

See Filix.

Blasa

An Indian name of a tree, the fruit of which, when powdered, is given to destroy worms. Raii Hist.

Blast

A vulgar term for inflammation; quasi blasted, burnt, as trees from the influence of lightning.

Blastema

(From Blastema 1434 to germinate). Also called germen. A bud, offset, or shoot of a plant: but Hippocrates expresses by it a cutaneous eruption or pimple.

Blatta

(From Blatta 1435 to hurt; so called from its injuring books or clothes,) or Blatta Fcetida. The slow-legged beetle, or book worm. It is that species of beetle which is so common in bake houses. If they are boiled and bruised in oil, then dropped into the ear, they are said to relieve pains in that part.

Blattaria Lutea

(From blatta; so called because it engenders that reptile). Yellow moth mullein. It is said to possess the same virtues as the ver-bascum, but merits no particular notice.

Blatti

Sonneratia acida Lin. Supplem. 252. Wil-denow, vol. ii. 999. The seeds are surrounded by an acid juice, and the fruits are dressed as alimentary substances. The leaves are applied to the head to relieve vertigos, and their juice is supposed useful in aphthae.

Bleeding

See Phlehotomia.

Blende

A German name for bismuth. See Bismuthum; Zincum.

Blenna

Or Blena, (Greek, mucus). A thick phlegm descending from the brain through the nostrils.

Blephara

Quasi, Blephara 1438as being the cover or defence of the sight. See Palpebrae.

Blepha Rides

(From Blepha Rides 1440 an eye lid). The hairs on the edges of the eye lids; also that part of the eve lids themselves on which the hairs grow.

' Blepharoptosis,(from Blepha Rides 1441 palpebra, eye lid, and casus, descent,) called also ptosis. A

Blepharotis

(From Blepharotis 1443 the eye lid). Inflammation of the eye lids. See Ophthalmia.