(From fluo, to flow). See Fluor.


(From fluvius, a river). Belonging to a river.


Synonymous often with fusion; and frequently implying the substance by which fusion is promoted. It has various names from its appearance or nature, as black or white flux, crude flux, etc. In general it consists of a mixture of nitre and tartar.


See Catarrhus.


(From fluo, to flow). A Flux. Sometimes it signifies a defluxion, and in this sense it is synonymous with catarrh. Sometimes it is used in a more limited sense, as fluxus ventris, a continued evacuation of thin faeces, without either tenesmus or lien-tery; or a fluxus hepaticus, when the excrements are like water in which flesh hath been washed. Hippocrates uses the word Fluxus 3812 fluxus, in his work de Natura

Muliebli, of which there are the fluor albus, and fluor ruber, i. e. menses. Fluxus Fluxus 3813 means a loss of the hair, in A. Trallian. (lib. i. cap. 2.) In Cullen's Nosology, it is synonymous with Apocenoses,


(From foveo, to burn). Bread boiled on the hearth or gridiron.

Focile Majus Et Minus

Arabic. Barbarous appellations of the ulna and radius in the arm ; the tibia and fibula in the leg.


(from foveo, to burn). The burning point of the speculum, or rather the point at which all the rays of light converge when bent towards the perpendicular by a convex lens. Focus morbi is the supposed principal residence of the disease, from whence it communicates its noxious influence. Some ancient anatomists gave this name to the first lobe of the liver. See Auriga.


(From fodio, to dig). See Labyrinthus.


(From faedus, foul ; from its stinking smell, when rotten). A species of fungus.


Vel Foeniculatum LIgnum. See Sassafras.

Foliaceum Ornamentum

(From folium, a leaf). The fimbriated part of the Fallopian tubes. See Tuba Fallopianae.

Foliata Terra

(From its resemblance to fo-hum, a leaf). See Sulphur.


(From folium, a leaf,) the disposition of the nascent leaves within the bud, differently distinguished according to the disposition of the leaves. See Martin's Botanical Dictionary.

Folliculus Follis

(From Folliculus Follis 3815 a bag).

A follicle, a little bag; called also crypta. It is likewise the name of a large leathern bag, filled with wind, and used as an exercise by the ancient Romans. In surgery, it is a bag which contains the matter of abscesses and tumours, and the meliceris; in botany, the thin involucrum or membranaceous cover which incloses the seeds of plants; in anatomy, a simple gland. See Glandula.

Foli.icui.us fellis. See Vesicula fellis.


See Fotus.


(From fovendo). Fewel. When spoken of in diseases, it is the remote cause of the disease; most commonly the material, efficient cause. In the plural, fomites, it is generally applied to the infection contained in woollen or cotton, and rendered more deleterious by confinement.

Fomes ventriculi. See Splen.