(From Epistaphylini 3620 and a parsnip,) from their resemblance to a parsnip. See Staphylini.


(From Epistasis 3622 and to stay,)cpischesis.

A suppression of proper excretions; or rather the superficies of urine, called insidentia, opposed to the upostasis, subsidentia, or sediment in urine. Epistasis is applied in Hippocrates to the beginning and increase of the fit.


(From Epistaxis 3624 instillo). Haemorrhage from the nose. See Haemorrhagia.


(From Epistomion 3625 and a mouth).

A stopper for a bottle, and a vent-hole of a register furnace.


(From Epistrophaeus 3627 and to turn).

Epistrophea and epistrophis. The first vertebra of the neck: the same term is applied, though improperly, to the second.


(From Epitedeuma 3629 to appropriate).

The way of living each person adopts. Coelius Aure-lianus calls it vitae affectiones; and Celsus, vita pro-posit a.


(From Epithelium 3630 and to cover).

See Cuticula, and Prolarium.


(From Epithema 3632 upon, and to lay upon or apply). A lid or cover; but used to signify a topical medicine. Epithems are, 1. Liquid; and, when applied warm, called fomentations or embrocations; 2. Dry or solid; viz. medicated powders folded in cloths, called sacculus, and saccus; when applied to the head, cucupha, and cucullus; to the forehead, fron-tale; to the breast or stomach, scutum and pulvinar; when used as a pillow, lectulus; 3. Those of the soft kind, as sinapisms, and poultices. Turner confines the name of epithem to liquids in which rags are dipped, to be applied to the parts affected. See Gaubius de For-mulus Medicamentorum.


(From Epithesis 3634 and to lay upon). In surgery, it is the straightening of crooked limbs by means of instruments.


(From Epithymbrum 3636 and savory).

A species of moss growing on the thymbra, or winter savory.


(From Epithymum 3638 and thyme). See Cuscuta.