Laserpitium. See Asafoetida.


(From the Arabic lazar,) the name of the oreoselinum, and of the silphium, the altiht of the ancients.

Laserpitium vulgare; bupleuron arborescens sa-licis folio; gentiana alba; cervicaria nigra et alba; Libanotis; Thapsia; seseli AEthiopicum; the lesser herb frankincense; laserwort; laserpitium latifo-hum Lin. Sp. Pl. 356; is a plant found in Switzerland, and on the Pyrenean mountains. The root is supposed to be alexipharmic and uterine; the seeds are somewhat acrid. It flowers in August.


(From lasso, to weary). Muscular debility.

Lata Ligamenta

The broad ligaments of the womb are properly only a duplicature of the peritonaeum, reflecting from the loins to the uterus, and are long enough to admit it to hang down into the vagina.


(From latus, broad). A brick. Bricks are heated and applied to various parts of the body, or on cataplasms, to continue their heat. An oil is made by quenching hot bricks in olive oil until the whole is imbibed, which is afterwards drawn off. This oil is named oleum lateritium, philosophorum, sapientiae, per-fecti magisterii, dvvinum, benedictum; but it is now deservedly neglected.

Laterales Musculus

(From latus, a side). See Masseter.

Lateralis musculus nasi. See Obliquus nasi.

Laterales processus ossis sphenoides. See Sphenoides Os.


(From latus, a side). Ligamenta. On the body of the os humeri there are two particular ligaments, which may be called lateral or intermuscular: they are long, flat, thin, narrow, fixed on one edge along the two lower thirds of the bone, and reaching to both condyles. They are braced pretty tight, and are very narrow at the upper part, but broader towards the condyles, from whence they are expanded like a goose's foot, and form the brachio cubital and brachio radial ligaments.

Lateritium Oleum

See Later.

Lateritium sedimentum. A sediment in the urine, resembling brick dust, observed after the crises of fevers, particularly intermittents; and the most certain mark of a salutary termination of a gouty paroxysm.


(From Lathyris 4649 to forget, as affecting the memory). See Cataputia minor, ochrus.


Dorsi, musculus, (from latus, broad). Aniscalptor, because it bends the arm backward. This muscle rises from the fascia lumborum at its lower part; and higher, from the sixth, seventh, or eighth vertebrae. At its anterior part, it rises from the ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth ribs: its fibres run round the posterior and inferior angle of the scapula; and its tendon is inserted into the posterior ridge of the groove of the biceps.


(From Laucania 4650 to receive). See Oesophagus.


(From laus, as worthy of praise,) generally confined to preparations of opium. See Opium.

Laurifolia Magellanica

(From laurus, and folium, a leaf; because its leaves resemble those of the laurel). See Winteranus cortex.