An abbreviation of Pedacii Dioscoridis Opera.
(From the sons of Jupiter,
(From double, and from the ear). The name of a wooden cup, with two ears or handles, lined with aromatics, to give a flavour to the liquor contained in it.
(From acid, and oleum). A malagma of oil and vinegar.
(From and acid). The name of an acid collyrium in Marcellus Empiricus. Diospyros. See Guajacana. Dipcadi. See Bulbus vomitorius. Dipcae'a. See Circaea.
(From double, and a petal). Consisting of two petals.
Or Disphryges. Scoriae; (from twice, and to torrefy). There are three kinds; 1st, Metallic, produced only in Cyprus; found in the mud of a pool, whence it is taken and dried in the sun, then burnt; as it were twice roasted. 2d, The dross in working copper. 3d, Pyrites calcined to redness.
The written instrument which gives authority for physicians to practise. It is usually written on parchment, and folded up; hence its name, from to fold. Diplomas are now disgracefully sold by colleges founded for better purposes; and the blockhead, who cannot write a prescription, ranks with a man of the greatest learning and experience. Also a double vessel. To boil in diplomate, is to set one vessel, containing the ingredients intended to be acted upon, in another larger vessel full of water, and to this latter vessel the fire is applied. See Balneum Mariae.
(From bis, double, and to breathe). An epithet of wounds which penetrate through some cavity, or quite through a part, or that have two orifices, admitting the air at both ends.