Erit Hroeides

(The same, and Erit Hroeides 3687 form; from its red colour). See Testes.


(The same, and Erythroxylon 3688 wood).

See Campechense lignum.


(From Esaphe 3689 to feel with the fingers).

The touch or feeling the mouth of the womb, to ascertain its state.


A species of senna.


Vel Escura. An eschar or crust. In surgery it is a hard crust, or a scab upon the flesh, formed by the application of a red-hot iron, a caustic, or some sharp humour. Also a slough, formed on a wound or ulcer, and is a symptom of mortification. Likewise the name of a sub-marine plant which resembles a net or cobweb, called frondipora; porus reticula-tus; the habitation of a polypus, dilated in membranous expansions, porous internally, and each surface furnished with pores disposed in a quincunx. Linnaeus has united it with the millepores, and with reason, for the animals appear to be similar. Ellis has confounded the escharae by uniting with them the flustra. Their virtues are similar to those of coral, but it is not known in practice.


In Hippocrates it is a term for roasted barley meal.


See Fascia.


An imperfect zaffer. See Cobaltum.


(From Esculent 3693 eatable,) an epithet applied to plants and roots.


(From Esculus 3694 to eat; because its acorn is eatable). A species of oak. Quercus esculus Lin. Sp. Pi. 1414,

Esdrae Antidotus

An antidote described by P. AEgineta.


See Marinum sal.


(From Esoche 3695 within, and to have). A tubercle within the anus.

Esox Lucius

The pike. From the liver of this fish an acrid oil spontaneously separates; used in Germany to take spots from the transparent cornea, or as a stimulating application in rheumatism.


(From Esphlasis 3697 to recede inwards).

\ recession of a part inwards from some violent outward impression.


(From esse, to be). The power or principle which is inseparable from any substance.

Essatum potentiale. The medicinal power or .virtue which resides in vegetables and minerals.

Essatum vinum. Spirit of wine impregnated with the medicinal virtues of vegetables.


(From esse, to be). Essence. From philosophy this word has been transferred to chemistry, where it seems strictly to import the distinguishing part of vegetables or minerals. In the former it consists generally of the essential oil; but no peculiar principle in the latter merits this title.

Essentia abietis. See Abies.

Essentia neroli. See Aurantium.