(From the same). See Marrubium Aquaticum.

Lydius Lapis

(From Lydia). See Magnes. Lygismos, (from Lydius Lapis 4803 to distort). See Luxatio.


(From Lygmos 4804 to hiccough). See Singultus.


(From Lyra 4806 a lyre ). The inferior surface of that part of the brain called fornix, because its medullary lines resemble the strings of the lyre. See Cerebrum.


(From lyra, a lyre; because its leaves are divided like the strings of a lyre). See Arnica Montana.


Yellow loose strife, or willow herb, aenothera, lylhrum salicaria Lin. Sp. Pl. 640, (from Lysimachus, the supposed discoverer,) is a small plant found about the sides of rivers, said, without much reason, to be astringent. A name of a species of the mummularia cassida, and other plants.


(From Lyssa 4807 to dissolve, a solutione integritatis sensuunm). The madness of dogs and wolves, or of men who are bit by them. When from dogs, it is called cynolyssa.

Ly Thron, (from Lyssa 4808blood). Dust mixed with sweat; sometimes menstrual blood. Hippocrates.


M • or m. In prescriptions it signifies misce, mix; or manipulus, a handful. In the late British pharmacopoeias it means mensurd, by measure.


(Indian,) cada palava, a coniferous tree mentioned by Bontius, unnoticed in modern systems, growing in Malabar. Its fruit resembles the pine nut, is rather insipid to the taste, the flowers resembling those of the honeysuckle. The fruit is roasted, and eaten as a remedy for dysenteries, the cholera morbus, and other complaints. Raii Historia.


See Sarsaparilla.


The name of a tree in the West Indies, about the size of a plum tree: its fruit is called macaxocotl; is red, oblong, of the size of a walnut, yellow within, sweet, and laxative. Two other species are the atoyaxacotl, and coztieaxocotl, though said to be a species of mirobalans. The other species are atoyaxocotl chicliltic; and chichiaxocotl, which signifies running down with sweat. A decoction of the bark of these trees cures the itch, and its powder heals ulcers; but the plant does not occur in any botanical system. Raii Historia.

Macedonisium Semen

See Hipposelinum.


(From the Hebrew term masa). Grecian macer. It is brought from Barbary; its thick yellow bark and dried root are astringent. Its fruit, called macre, is said to destroy worms. The plant is not known; but the bark so nearly resembles, in appearance and sensible qualities, the simarouba, that they are probably the same. See Simarouba.


(From macero,to make soft by water). Maceration, is an infusion or the continued action of water, or any other fluid, on bodies, to lessen their cohesion, or extract their virtue. See Duratus.