(From ensis, a sword). In botany it means shaped like a sword.
(From ensis, a sword, and forma, a form). The sword like cartilage, called also xiphoides; mucronatum os, or mucro-nata cartilago; by Hippocrates, chondros; and when bifurcated,furcula or furcella inferior. It is the cartilage at the bottom of the sternum; but the ancients often give the name of ensiformis to the whole breast bone. Dr. Hunter observes, that "if this cartilage be forced inwardly by a blow, it will occasion vomiting and violent pains, by pressing against the pylorus : in this case it would be proper to lay it bare and elevate it; but the diaphragm arising partly from it would probably replace it."from the form, or from accidents in this cartilage, many diseases arise; as a cough, pain in stooping, and difficult breathing. These symptoms are accounted for, when we consider that the diaphragm is attached to it, and that the great lobe of the liver and the stomach lie immediately under it.
(From and to distil). Instillation. The name of a liquid collyrium in Galen, which AEgineta calls stacticon.
(From to strain). Medicines that provoke venery. Coelius Au-relianus calls them satyrica.
The name of a plaster in P. .AEgi-neta.
(From within,) the bags in which were inclosed medicines for fomentation. Hippocrates.
(From an intestine, and a gland). The intestinal glands. See Intes-tina.
(From the intestines, and to infuse). Instruments for administering clysters.
(From intestines). See lnflammatio intestinorum.
Enteritis mesenterica, (from the same, and mesentery). See Inflammatio mesenteric
(From an intestine, and a rupture). See Hernia scrotalis.
Enterocele ovularis. A rupture of the intestines through the foramen ovale.
(From the omentum, and tumor,) when both the omentum and intestines protrude through the integuments of the belly.
Entero-hydrocele, (from water, and a hernia). A dropsy of the scrotum, with a descent of the intestine.