(From dignosco, to distinguish.) See Diagnosis.


(From Digynia 2947 bis, and mulier.) The name of an order in Linnaeus's artificial system, comprehending those plants which have two pistils.


(From Dihaematon 2949 and blood). The name of an antidote, in which is the blood of many different animals.


(From Dihalon 2951 and salt). A plaster prepared of salt and nitre, adapted to foul ulcers.


(From Dhpetes 2953 heaven, and to fall, i. e. falling as rain). See Semen.


(From dilato, to expand,) distentio; dilatation. Sometimes it is used for diastole.

Dilatatores Alarum Nasi

(From the same). Dilators of the nostrils. They are small, thin muscles, having a double order of fibres decussating each other. They rise from the interior and inferior parts of the ossa narium, and are soon inserted into the superior parts of the alae. They raise the alae, and dilate the nostrils.


(From the same). A surgical intrument for dilating any part.


H. Musc. An abbreviation of Johannis Jacobi Dillenii Historia Muscorum.


(From diluo, to wash away). Diluents. These are fluids, which render the substance with which they are mixed still more fluid, without adding any acrimony, and are almost universally water. Heat cannot be considered of this kind, because it is not, in the strict sense of the word, a fluid; and, when salt renders the serum more fluid, the term is improperly applied.

Diluents are, therefore, watery fluids alone; and these undoubtedly dilute the contents of the stomach and bowels; but, should lentor or vicidity exist in the blood, water alone will not remove it. If water is absorbed, it is soon again carried to the kidneys or the skin, and evacuated without any impregnation. Some diluent effect may be produced, if, by joining any of the farinacea, the watery fluid is subjected to the powers of digestion.


(From the same). Diluted.see Infusum.


In Myrepsus, it is the fat of some unknown animal.


(From dimidium, half,), divided into half.


(From Dinica 2955 to turn round). Medicines against a vertigo.


(From the barbarous Latin word disnare, to dine). The principal meal, which should be taken about the middle of the day. See Diaeta.


(From Dinos 2956 to turn round). See Vertigo.


See Scrupulus.


The name of a pastil in Myrepsus.