Decrepita Tio Vel Crepitatio

(From de-creflo, to crackle). The crackling noise which common salt makes when thrown on the fire, from the sudden separation of its water of crystallization.


(From decumbo, to lie down).) De-ctmbext. In botany it is drooping, hanging down.


(From decurro, to run along). De-cvrrext. In botany it is applied to a leaf, when its basis extends downwards, below the proper termination of the leaf.


(From the same). Decursive; when the bases of the lesser leaves are continued along the sides of the petiola.

Decurtatus Pulsus

(From decurto, to curtail). A weak or a deficient pulse. If it fails, and revives by turns, it is called decurtatus reciprocus.


The crossing of nervesor muscular fibres.


(From decusso, to divide). Decus-sated. In botany it means growing in pairs and opposite, each pair being alternately on opposite sides of the stem.


(From the same). An instrument to depress the dura mater after trepanning, quia decutit membranam, or from its extremity being grooved, decussatim.


(From decollo, to behead). It is when a part of the cranium is cut off with the teguments in a wound of the head.


In chemistry, to free from faeces.


(From deficio, to faint). Synonymous with adynamia.

Defectio Animi

(From the same). See Lipothymia.


(From defendo, to defend). See Cardiaca.


(From the same). An epithet for some surgical topics which repel; or, in some authors, such as defend. Of this kind are external dressings. See Kirkland.


(From defigo, to fasten; because it was supposed that every man thus defective was bewitched, or fastened by some charm). Impotent with respect to venereal desires.

Deflagra Tio

(From deflagro, to burn). See Calcinatio.


(From de, and flos, a flower). De-florated. In botany it means having shed or discharged its flowers; in anatomy, the loss of virginity.


(From defluo, to flow down). A de-fllxiox. The flowing down of humours upon any inferior part, as in a catarrh. They are supposed to flow from the head.

Deforma Tiones

And Deformes. Synonymous with cachexia; or any diseases occasioning external deformity of the body.


(From deferveo, to grow cool). See Mustum.


(From Degmos 2649 to bite ). A biting pain in the orifice of the stomach, such as is perceived in the heartburn.


Ne. See Sanguis.


(From dehisco, to gape). Opening, or gaping wide. It is applied to the pod of vegetables.


(From dejicio, to cast out). A discharge of the excrements by stool. The prognostics from this evacuation may be seen in Prosper Alpinus's Presages.


(From the same). See Purgantia.


(From Deinosis 2650 to exaggerate). Exaggeration. Hippocrates uses this word with respect to the supercilia when enlarged.


(From de and lachryma, a tear). Delacrymatives. Medicines which dry the eyes by first discharging tears, such as onions.