Laurinum Oleum

(From laurus). See Laurus Vulgaris.


Camphorifera, (from laurus cam-fihora, and feroj. The Camphor bearing laurel, or bat tree. See Camphora.


Cerasus, (from laurus, and cerasus, cherry; because it bears a cherry, and has leaves like the laurel,) padus cerasus, cerasus avium nigra, cerasus racemosa fructu non eduti folio laurina, or trapezuntina.


(From lavo, to wash). Washes, designed to improve the skin.


See Mimang Frutex.


(From lavo, to wash, plants generally found in streams by which they are washed). A name for the becabunga, sium, nasturtium aquaticum; but more commonly applied in the west to the sea weed; ulva umbilicalis Lin. Sp. Pl. 1633. See Aliment.


(From lavo, to wash, and pes, the foot). See Pediluvium.

Laxa Chimolea

A purging medicine, principally designed for the venereal disease. Paracelsus. Johnson says it is a salt which grows on stones, resembling in appearance the anatron, or usnea lapidea, lichen chalybeiformis Lin. Sp. Pl. 1623.

Laxator Membranae Tympani

(From laxo, to relax). This muscle arises from the upper part of the bone, above the membrana tympani, runs inward, and is inserted into the thick process of the malleus; mallei musculu internus Winslow.

Laxator externus; externus tympani auris; rises in the upper sinus of the auditory passage, and is inserted in the membrana tympani, with a slender tendon to the malleus, drawing the membrane upward and outward.


See Pestis.


L Mo' Rbus.or Malum. The disease of Lazarus. See Elephantiasis.


Strictly speaking, is dough which has attained the acetous fermentation. It sometimes, however, means beer in a state of fermentation, when the air is entangled so as to form barm or yeast. See Fer-mentum.


See Cerebrum.


A Lis Morbus, (from lectus, a bed). A disease which confines the patient to his bed.


(From lectus). Couches, stuffed with proper ingredients coarsely powdered, whose qualities were supposed to affect the patient laid on them.


See Epithema.

Ledon Cretense

See Ladanum.

Ledum Palustre

Lin. Sp. Pl. 561; cistus ledon, rosmarinum sylvestre, marsh cistus, or wild rosemary, rises with a slender shrubby stalk about two feet high, dividing into many slender branches, garnished with narrow leaves, not much unlike those of the heath. The flowers are produced in small clusters at the end of the branches, shaped like those of the strawberry tree, but spreading wider at the top, of a reddish colour, and succeeded by seed vessels, filled with small seeds which ripen in autumn. It grows naturally upon bogs and mosses in many parts of Yorkshire, Cheshire, and Lancashire; hath a strong though fragrant smell, and is bitter to the taste. considered to be possessed of sedative powers, from its narcotic and inebriating qualities; and has been said, without any previous evacuation by emetics, and purgatives, alone to cure the dysentery. See Linnaei Materia Medica, and Richter's Observations.