(From Dendromalache 2664 and the mallow). See Malta rosea.


(From denodo, to loosen). See Dissolutio.


(From densus, thick). Density. Dense bodies contain a considerable quantity of matter within a proportionally small bulk. But in medical writings, denseness sometimes means frequency, and is applied to the pulse, and to respiration.


(From dens, a tooth, and Dentagra 2668 a seizure). It is used both to signify the gout in the teeth (see Arthritis), and an instrument for drawing them, called also dentarpaga, dentiducum, odontagogos.

Dentale Viride Striatum

See Entalium.

Denta Lis Lapis

(From dens,) the tartareous matter formed on the teeth, resembling in hardness a stone.


(From the same). Also called den-tale, autalis, tubulus dentalis, and tooth shell. It is the shell of a small sea fish, oblong, slender, and of a whitish, greenish, or reddish colour; about two inches long, striated, and marked with two or three bands. As a medicine, it differs little from the oyster shell.


(From the same). Dentaria penta-fihyllos Lin. Sp. Pi. 912. Coralloides, septifolia, sept-foil toothwort, and coralwort. This plant hath a long pod, full of round seeds; when this is ripe, its valves are twisted into a spiral form, and discharge the seeds with violence: the root is squamous, fleshy, and denticulated. It flowers in April: the root is drying and astringent.

Dentaria. See Plumbago.


'From dens, a tooth, and Dentarpaga 2669 to fasten upon). See Dentagra.


(From dens,a tooth). The second vertebra of the neck. It is remarkable for its process,

Called processus dentatus, which plays in the hollow of the anterior arch of the vertebra above it, called Atlas. From the sides of the processus dentatus, the ligaments go off to attach it to the Atlas; and from its point a strong one is sent out to the os occipitis. In botany a dentated leaf, called denticulatum, is distinguished by spreading points or teeth, remote from each other, about the edge.

Dentatus Processus

See Atlas.


(From dentella, a little tooth). See Plumbago.

Dentes Columellares

(From dent, and columella.) A little column. Dentes canini of Varro and Pliny.

Denies lacte'i. See Incisores.

Denies occulares. Eye teeth. See Dens. They are thus named, because their nerves are supposed to be connected with those of the eye, and that any injury they receive may equally injure that organ.

Dentes risorii. See Incisores.


(From denticula, a little tooth). Indented, or cut round in small notches. See Mochatellina Foliis Fumariae Rulbosae.


(From the same). See Den-tata.


(From dens, and duco, to draw). See Dentagra.


(From denticula, a little tooth; so called because its root is denticulated). See Plumbago.