(From Dista 3010 double). See Dyota.

Diste Nsio

(From distendo, to stretch out). Distention; dilatatio, pandiculatio, convulsio. Tension has, however, a different meaning, and we shall return to it under the article Febris.


Or Distichi Asis, (from Distichia 3011 dou-ble, and a row or order). See Districhiasis.


(From the same,) a species of barley which hath only two rows of grains.


(From distinguo, to set apart). In botany it means distant, and without any contact of parts.

Distortor Oris

Mu"Sculus,(from distor-queo, to wrest aside). See Zygomaticus minor misculus.


(From distraho, to draw apart). In chemistry it is a forcible division of substances before united, either by separation or calcination.


Tio,(from distribuo, to divide). Distribution. It sometimes implies separation. In medicine it relates to the nutricious juices, and is the same as anadosis, the distribution of aliment over the body; or to the excrements, and is then the same as diachoresis, or diachorema.


(From Districhiasis 3013 double, and a hair). Distichia, distichiasis. A disease of the eyelid, which consists in its having a double row of hairs, or at the least supernumerary ones. Galen, and .AEtius. See Trichiasis.


(From the same). The hair growing smaller and smaller.


(From Diuresis 3015 by, and urine,) the excretion of urine. It also signifies a diabetes.


(From dies, a day). An epithet of diseases whose exacerbations are in the day time.


(From diu, a long time). Applied to diseases it signifies chronical.


(From divarico, to spread asunder). In botany it means the branches spread wide asunder.


In medicine, signifies often the intersection of muscular or tendinous fibres.


(From divergo, to separate,) branches proceeding horizontally from the stem.


(From diverso, to resort to). See Receptaculum chyli.


A deviation-, chiefly applied to an unusual course of the intestine. Nuck applied this term to the opening through which the round ligaments of the uterus pass.

Divinum Oleum

See Lateritium oleum.


Appertaining to, or coming from, God. A pompous epithet of many compositions, from their supposed excellencies.

Divinus lapis. The name of a preparation made by fusing alum, saltpetre, and Cyprian vitriol together, adding a small portion of camphor, while fluid.


(From divido, to divide). In botany it means divided, separated into two parts.

Divulsio Urinae

(From divello, to pull asunder). An irregular separation of urine, in which the sediment is divided, ragged, and uneven.