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And Haemation. An epithet for garum, made of the intestines of fish macerated in salt. Haematites, (from its supposed virtue of stopping blood). It is called also blood-stone, azedegrin, asedenigi. When in flattish cakes, with knobs on the surface, the ancients called it hematites; when in long striated pieces, schistus; but they do not differ. The terra sinopica is also called blood stone. Fer oxide hematite of Hauy iv. 105.
Twenty-four parts of haematites yield nine of iron; but it often affords half its weight, and is found in Germany, France, Spain, and England. It is very hard, of a dark red colour; but of a brighter hue when powdered. As it is very difficultly powdered, the crocis martis, or the rubigo ferri, may be substituted. See Lewis's Materia Medica.
(From hematites). An epithet of a collyrium in Galen, in which is the haematites.
(From blood, and resemblance; from the red colour of its flower). See Geranium sanguinarium.
(From the same, and sermo). The doctrine of the blood, or an account of its nature and properties.
navel, and 'a tumour). A tumour in the navel, turgid with blood. If astringent and stimulating applications do not succeed in discussing it, the fluid may be evacuated by a puncture.
(From blood, and
to leap). Bloody sweat; or the spurting of blood from a wounded artery.
a vein, and a station,) is a suppression of the impetuous current and intumescence of the blood in the veins. But, according to Galen, it sometimes means a full vein.
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(From blood, and wood; so called from its red colour). See Campechense lignum.
(From and urine). See
(From blood, and
noise). Blood brought up from the fauces, or the lungs, with a noise or rattling; sometimes bloody excretions discharged in a dry form.