(From Epiploon 3603 to run over,) because it seems to float upon the intestines. See Omentum.


(From Epiploscheocele 3604 the scrotum, and a tumour or rupture). See Hernia Scrota Lis.


(From Epipolaeus 3606 to be light).

Slight, gentle. Hippocrates applies it to disorders that are not dangerous.


(From Epipolasis 3607 to swim on the top,) a redundance and fluctuation. In chemistry when what is sublimed ascends only to the surface and there settles, this term is applied.


(From Epiporoma 3608 to harden). An indurated tumour on the joints. See Tophus.


(From Episarcidium 3609 and flesh). See



(From Epischesis 3611 to retain). See Epistasis.


(From Epischion 3612 and ischium). See Ossa Pubis.

Episcopales Valvulae

Valves resembling a mitre, (from episcopus). See Cor.


See Pubis ossa.


(From Episemasia 3614 and to signify).

See Annotatio.


(From Epispasmos 3616 and ). In Hippocrates it generally means inspiration; but has been supposed to imply a more quick inspiration than usual.


(From Epispasmos 3618 to draw). Medicines which draw the fluids more copiously into the parts to which they are applied, and therefore, strictly, a term of the same meaning as attrahentia; but as the effect of the epispastics is commonly that of exciting blisters, the term is often employed for that of vesica-toriaand vesicantia. What the ancients called epispastice weresuch external applications as only reddened the skin, and according to the different degree of effect, received different names; the slightest were called phaenigmoi, the next sinapismi, the more active vesicatorii, and the strongest caustici. The London college hath changed the name of the blistering plaster from vesicatorium to emplastrum cantharidis. See Cataplasma, Blisters, and Cantharides.

Epispasticum Medicamentum

A dry powder sprinkled on malignant ulcers, to promote a separation.


(From Episphaeria 3619 a sphere). The windings of the exterior substance of the brain; sometimes the circular vessels on its surface.