Didyna Mia

(From Didyna Mia 2920 twice, and power).

Linnaeus's fourteenth class, comprehending those plants which have hermaphrodite flowers, with four stamens, in two pairs, of different lengths, the outer pair longer, the mddile pair shorter, and converging. These flowers have one pistil, and the corolla is irregular. Linnaeus has divided this class into two orders, gymnosperma, and angiosperma; the seeds naked or covered.


(From Diecbolion 2922 and. to cast out,) a medicine causing abortion: hence diecbolica.


(From Dielectron 2924 and amber). The name of a troche, in which amber is an ingredient.


Lonicera diervilla Lin. Sp. Pi. 249. This species of honeysuckle is a native of the most northern regions of America, and its young branches are employed in gonorrhoea and suppression of urine.

Diet Drinks

Alterative decoctions, employed daily in considerable quantities, at least from a pint to a

The decoction of sarsaparilla and mezereon, the

Lisbon diet drink, is the most common and most useful.


The doctrines relating to diet.


(From Diexodos 2926 and a way by which any thing passes). Diodos. In Hippocrates, it is the descent or passage of the excrements by the anus.


(From difflo, to blow away). See Perspiratio.


(From diffundo, to spread out). Diffuse. In botany it means spreading wide.


(From Digastricus 2928 double, and a belly). See Biventer.

Digestivum Sal

Sylvii, (from the same). See Marinum sal.

Digest Va

(From digero, to dissolve). Such applications as promote suppuration, viz. ointments rendered stimulating by turpentines and balsams, poultices and fomentations. The object is to excite suppuration by stimulating the vessels, when too languid; to hasten it when the process goes on too slowly; and to relax the vessels when their action is sufficient. By these effects the choice is easily directed.


(From digitus, a finger). In botany it means divided into several parts, and meeting together at the tail; like a hand, and its fingers. It is applied to the leaves.


(From digitus, a finger). A contraction of the joint of a finger; and a pain, with wasting of the same part. See also Paronychia.

Digitorum Tensor

Sec Extensor digitorum Communis.


(From Diglosson 2945 bis, and a tongue).

A name of the laurus Alexandrina, because that above its leaf a less leaf resembles a tongue.