See Laurus Alexandrina.


(Indian.) The African wild goat, which affords the oriental bezoar. Gazella Africana is the antelope. See Antelopus.


Poison, peculiarly violent in its operation, procured, it is said, by irritating the most poisonous serpents. With this the Indians infect their arrows.


Or Geidwar. See Zedoaria.


Geison 3877 the eaves of a house). See Vallum.


(From Gelasinos 3878 laughter). An epithet for the four middle fore teeth, because they are shown in laughing.


(From the same). See Sardonicus risus.


(From the same). Freezing; sometimes the rigidity of the body which happens in a ca-toche or catalepsis.


See Gambogia.

Gemellae Cysticae

(From geminus, double). See Cysticae Venae..


(From the same). See Gemini musculi.


(From the same). See Gastrocnemii, Geminus, and Brachiaeus externus.


(From geminus, a twin). In botany it signifies having two growing from the same part.


The name given by Albinus to the two muscles which Winslow calls gemelli, sometimes named marsupiales, because they resemble a purse. They are two flat, narrow, small muscles, situated almost transversely one above the other, between the tuberosity of the ischium and the great trochanter, immediately below the pyriformis; parted by the tendon of the obturator interims. (See also Quadrigemim.) The appellation also of twins (see Generatio); and a name of the extensor carpi radialis. Twins are also called gemelli and didymi.'

Gemmae Gemmeus

(From gemma, a jewel). Fossilis sal, lucidum sal, maltheorum, almene, cibarius sal, sal rupeus, rock salt, fossil salt, common salt, and sal gem, from its transparency. It is found in the mountains of Poland, Catalonia, Persia, and the East Indies; and is purified by solution in water, when it becomes the common or alimentary salt. In the mines of Wilizca it is sometimes hard enough to be turned in the lathe into toys and vases. The kind naturally pellucid is chiefly used in medicine; and supposed to be more penetrating than the salt formed by evaporation.


Sec Capra Alpina.


The name of an excrescence betwixt the toes.


(From Gena 3879 the cheek). The upper part of the face between the nose and ears.


(From the same). The downy hairs which first cover the cheek; the name also of a bandage mentioned by Galen, that comes under the chin. See Fascia.

Geneva Gin

A spirit distilled originally from juniper berries; but at present flavoured by oil of turpentine.

Genia Lis Arteria

(From geneion, maxilla). See Maxillariae arterlae.


And Geniculum, (from genu, a knee, or joint). It is strictly a joint with an articulation; but frequently a joint in general, and synonymous with nodus, a knot: hence all roots and pods of plants, divided into joints, are said to be geniculated.