(From fornix, an arch or vault). Fornicated petals are such flower-leaves as are arched, like the roof of the mouth, as the crest of clary or sage.

Fovi Lla

A fine substance imperceptible to the naked eye, exploded by the pollen in the anthers of flowers. Fracastorii Species, i. e.pulv. e bolo, (from Fracastoriue, the inventor). See Bolus, Confectio, and Diascordium.


(From fraeno, to curb). See Ligamentum Annulare, Llngua and Penis.


(From fragro, to smell sweet). The strawberry. (See Arbutus.) Fragaria vesca Lin. Sp. Pl. 708. The common wood strawberry, the most agreeable kind, flowers in May, and the fruit ripens in June. A decoction of the whole plant is used against the jaundice.


(From fragara, a strawberry, and Fragaroides 3819 likeness). Barren strawberries. See


Fragilitas Ossium

(From frango, to break,) friabilitas ossium, has been supposed to consist in too great redundance of the earthy principle in the sound habit. In the diseased, the scurvy, lues venerea, and scrofula, may occasion it. Mr. Sharp attributes it to a defect of the oil; but the real cause of fragility from disease is a deficiency of the earth, and the bones are broken with little or no pain. The fragile vitreum of pathologists is supposed to be owing to cold. See Morbi Soi.idi Simplicis.


See Yaws.


See Attagen.


(From frango, to break; so called from the brittleness of its branches). See Alnus nigra.


(From fraxinus, the ash). See Dictamnus albus.


(From fragore, from the noise its keys make when shook by the wind,) bumelia. The ash-tree; fraxinus excelsior Lin. Sp. Pl. 1509, is a tall tree, common in woods and hedges. Its bark whitish; the seeds oblong, reddish, or brownish coloured, shaped somewhat like a bird's tongue, whence they are called lingua avis, and orintho-glossum.

The fresh bark is bitterish and astringent, but loses these qualities in drying. A drachm of this bark is diuretic, and the watery extract hath the same effect. The middle bark hath been used in intermitting fevers, when assisted by alkaline salts.

The seeds are diuretic and healing, in the dose of a drachm. Raii Hist. Lewis's Materia Medica.

Fraxinus ornus. The flowering ash. Mani-fera arbor Lin. Sp. Pl. 1510; though later authors have found the manna to be the production of another species not noticed by Linnaeus, the f. roiundifolia. See Manna.


See Alveolus.

Friabilitas Ossium

(From frio, to crumble). See Fragilitas.


See Colophonia.


See Miliaris febris.


(From frigidus, cold). A vessel in the baths for holding cold water. It sometimes means the cold bath.


See Putrida febris.


(From frigeo, to be cold). Cold. In Vo-gel's Nosology it signifies the coldness of the feet and hands. Heat and cold are the names of certain sensations in our bodies, and depend on the substances which produce them having a less or a greater affinity for heat than the bodies themselves. See Cold.