Comoc/adia dentata Lin. Ed. Wildenow, vol. i. p. 189. A West Indian tree, called thetlatian; its effluvia are so acrid as to be injurious to those who sleep under it. It has the odour of dung, and its juice is so black that it cannot be washed out of linen.


The mangrove tree of the West Indies; mangle, and paletuvier. The mangrove tree of the East Indies appears to be the rhizophora gymnorrhiza Lin. Sp. Pl. 634; that of the West, the g. mangle Lin. Sp. Pl. 634. If the root is split and toasted, then applied to the punctures made by the poisonous fish called niqui, it is said to cure. See Raii Historia.


O'ba. See Cucumis agrestis.


Bignonia pentaphylla Lin. Sp. Pl. 870. A shrub in Brasil, like a myrtle, whose seed is supposed by Lemery to destroy worms.


Certain black scorbutic spots mentioned by Avicenna.


See Indicum.


See Guajava.

Guidonis Bals

Sec Anodynum bals.

Guilandina Moringa

See Nei-hriticum Lignum.


I'ba. A tree growing in Brasil, and bearing the fruit called guity coroga, which contains a stone as large as a goose's egg, the kernel of which is astringent. The tree is not known to scientific botanists.


(From Gula 3977 to taste). See Oesofhagus.


See Argentum vivum.


(From gummi, gum, plur. gummata, from the resemblance of the contents to gums,) is a tumour arising from the substance of a bone, so soft as to yield to the finger. As they increase in hardness, they are progressively styled tophi,nodi,and exostoses. In venereal cases, such tumours often happen on the head, and even in the middle of the hardest bones, apparently produced by an obstruction, and probably a dilatation, of the interstitial vessels raising the incumbent laminae. A softness of the bones sometimes succeeds abscesses of the adjacent parts, and sometimes the seat of the disorder is in the substance of the bone, as in the lues venerea; but gummata have, however, been discovered, when no adequate cause could be observed. An acid has been suspected in the blood, or perhaps the phosphoric acid of the bones may be in excess. See Petit on Diseases of the Bones. Lues venerea. Bell's Surgery, vol. v. p. 541.

Gummosae Pilulae

(From gummi ,gum). See Asafoetida.

Gummosum Electarium

(From the same). See Dysuria.


(From gurges, a stream of water). See Sudor anglicus.


Gurgulio 3984 from gargarah, the throat,

Hebrew). See Uvula: the insect also called a •weavil.


See Hypoglossi externi.


(From gusto, to taste,) the name of the third maxillary branch of the fifth pair of nerves.

Guste Ranax

See Bithmmalca.


Ttae vitae. Bals. traumaticum. See Benzoinum.


Ttae anglicaAE.. A famous remedy of Dr. Goddard, which, we are assured by Lister, was only the spirit of raw silk rectified with oil of cinnamon. The secret was sold to Charles II. for the enormous sum of 5000/.