(From Dipsacos 2995 thirst). See Diabetes.


Dry earth, (from the same). Also the name of a serpent, whose bite causes thirst. See Cobra.


(From Dipseticus 2996 to thirst). An epithet for food which causes thirst.


(From Dipyrenon 2997 bis,.double, and a berry, or kernel,) the name of a probe, with two buttons on one end. It is mentioned by Coelius Aurelianus.


Or Dipyros, (from Dipyrites 2999 twice, and fire). Bread twice baked. Hippocrates recommends it in dropsies.


See Actinobolismus.


(From dirigo, to direct). A grooved instrument for guiding an incision knife.

Directores Penis

(From the same). See Erectores penis.


A name, in the isle of Java, for the sweet-scented flag. See Calamus aromaticus.


(from discedo, to depart). A chemical term, in French depart, or linquart, signifies, in general, any separation of two bodies before united: but it is particularly applied to the separation of gold from silver by the nitrous acid, where the silver is dissolved, but the gold left untouched.


(From Discoides 3001 the quoit used in the

Roman games, and Discoides 3002 a form). See Crystallina.

Discreta Purgativa

(From discerno, to separate). A purgative which evacuates a particular humour.


A small roller about twelve feet long, and two fingers broad, rolled up with one head, and used after bleeding in the forehead, in the following manner: the bandage is held with the left thumb upon a compress, so that about a foot hangs below the forehead; then the roller is carried round the temples and occiput in the circular direction; after this, the part which hangs down is to be carried over the head to the occiput, and there, having rolled it several times about the head, it is to be secured. It is a term also applied to the diaphragm.


(From Disciforme 3003 a quoit, and forma, likeness). See Patella.


(From Discus 3004 to throw). A disk, or quoit, thrown to a great distance at a mark. It was one of the gymnastic exercises. In botany, the whole surface of a leaf; disk, of a flower, is the central part in radiate compound flowers consisting generally of regular little corollae or florets; the term is also appled to other aggregate flowers, when the florets, towards the middle, differ from those in the circumference.


(From Discussio 3005 and quatio, to shake through). See Perspiratio.