(From the same). See Extensor indicis.
(From in, non, and arma, arms). Harmless; applied to soft thorns, as those of the thistle.
(From iners, sluggish). The power of inactivity. By this, apparently contradictory term, sir Isaac Newton means that passive principle in matter, by which bodies resist any change or alteration of their state, whatever it be, of rest, motion, or its direction; and this resistance, always equal in the same body, is, in different bodies, proportional to the quantity of matter they contain. Hence, in medicine, it means when the powers of the constitution are torpid or inert, and make no effort in the recovery of health.
(From inficio, to infect). See Coxtagio.
(From its burning and destructive property). Caustic made by evaporating strong soap leys almost to dryness. See Causticum commune fortius. It is sometimes used instead of the causticum lunare, and often is distinguished by the same name. See Argentum.
(From infra, beneath). Situated beneath another part.
(From in fibulo, to button together). Infibulation . This operation is the reverse of circumcision; for it confines the prepuce over the glans penis, to prevent its being drawn back. That part of the prepuce which extends beyond the glans is perforated by a needle armed with a waxed thread, which is moved backward and forward every day until a cicatrix is formed. After this the fibula is fixed.
The ancient Romans thus used to prevent in their singing boys premature vencry, to preserve their voices. See Celsus, lib. vii. cap. xxv. The fibula seems to have been a kind of ring.
(From inflo, to puff up). See Emphy Sema. .
(From the same.) is applied botanically to the perianthium, when blown up like a bladder.
(From in, and floreo, to blossom,) the mode in which flowers are joined to the plant by the foot stalk.
(Frominfra, below, and scapula, the shoulder blade,) infraspinatus, superscapularis inferior, subscapularis, or immersus, rises from the whole inner surface of the scapula, passes under the coracoid process, runs over the capsular ligament, and is inserted into the outer tuberosity of theos humeri, carrying the arm round, and partly raising it being the reverse of the supraspinatus.
(From infra, and spina). See Infrascapularis.
(From its shape,) choana, pel-vis, chone. Between the basis of the anterior pillars of the fornix, and the anterior part of the union of the optic thalami, lies this funnel-like cavity. It runs down towards the basis of the cerebrum, contracting gradually, terminating in the glandula pituitaria, and communicating with the lateral ventricles. (See Cerebrum.) The name also of the pelvis of the kidneys (see Renes,) and of the pharynx.