(From dens, a tooth, and scal-fio, to scrape). Also called odontoglyphon. An instrument for scraping off the crust which is formed on foul teeth. In Oribasius, it is an instrument for separating the gums from the teeth.


From dens, a tooth). One whose teeth are prominent to a great degree.

Dentodu Cum

Dentiducim. See Dentagra.


(From denudo, to make bare). De-xldation. It is spoken of parts that are laid bare by the flesh being torn from them.

Denuda Tus

(From the same). An order of plants in the vegetable kingdom, whose flowers arc-naked.


(De, priv. and obstruo, to ob-struct). Deobstruents. Deoppilativa.


See Discessus. It is also called guar tatio, which see.

Depascens Ulcus

(From depasco, to eat down). See Phagedaena.


(From dependo, to hang from). Dependent. In botany it means hanging down, pointing towards the ground.


(From deperdo, to lose ). See Abortus.


(From de,and petigo, a running scab). See Pruritus.


(From de, and phlegma, phlegm). Vinous spirits are said to be dephlegmated, or rectified, when freed from the usual proportion of water.


(From de, and pilus, hair). Depilatory. Medicines which take off the hair, such as quick lime and orpiment. There are three kinds of depilatory medicines: 1. The psildthra, or depilatoria, by way of eminence; 2. Those which thin the hair; and, 3. Those which are corrosive, and extirpate the hair. The first and third are nearly the same, at least the hair cannot be effectually taken off unless its roots are destroyed.


(From the same). See Alopecia.

Depot Laiteux

See Lymphae ductus.


(From de, and pluma, a feather, or hair). An affection of the eye lids, with a callous tumour, which causes their hair to fall off. AEtius says, it is a disorder in the eye, consisting of a madarosis and sclerophthalmia.


(From deprehendo, to catch unawares). See Catolepsis.

Depressores Alae Nasi

The plural of depressor., The depressors of the wings of the nose. They arise from the upper jaw bone outwardly, where the gums cover the sockets of the dentes incisores and canini, and are inserted into the root of the wing of the nose, advancing a little way up the side of the wing: they pull the alas downwards.

Depressores costarum. They are so similar to the levatores longiores, as to need no further description: their office is the reverse of the other.

Depressores labii inferioris. Also called qua-drati. They arise fleshy on each side of the chin, proceed obliquely] and, crossing each other, terminate together in the whole edge of the lip, where it grows red.

Depressores Maxillae Inferioris

See Platysma Myoides.


(From deprmo, to depress). An instrument used for depressing the dura mater after the operation of the trepan.


(From deprimo, to depress ). See Depressor, and Depressor oculi.

Depurato Ria Febris

(From de, and purus, pure). Depuratory fever. A name given by Sydenham to a fever, which prevailed in the years 1661 and 1664. He called it depuratory, because he observed that nature regulated all the symptoms in such a manner as to fit the febrile matter for expulsion in a certain time, either by a copious sweat, or a free perspiration. See Sydenham's Works.