See Manga.


A plant resembling the myrtle, not yet reduced to any genus, growing in the island of Ceylon: a decoction of the leaves is recommended in the venereal disease.

Maranta Galanga

See Galanga.


A hectic fever in its last stage.


(From Marasmus 4845 to render lean,) an atrophy. (See Atrophia.) The species also of hectic fever common and fatal to old men.


(From Marathrites 4846 fennel). See Foeniculum.


(From Marathrophyllum 4847 and a leaf). See Peucedanum. Marathrum,(from to wither; because its stalk and flower wither in the autumn). See Foeni-culum.


(German.) See Pyrites and Bismuth um. Marched. See Lithargyrum. Marchionis Pulvis. Marquis's powder, of the Leyden dispensatory, designed as an anti-epileptic, consisting of peony roots, misleto, elk's hoof, coral, ivory, etc. Marcor. A preternatural drowsiness. Marcores, (from marceo, to become lean,) the first order of Dr. Cullen's class cachexia, which he defines, diseases attended with wasting of the whole body. It is similar to the Macies, and Emaciantes, of other authors.


(From margarita a pearl,) pirlae, uniones, pearls, are small morbid excrescences, of a calculous kind, of a bright semi-transparent whiteness, formed on the inside of the shell of the concha marga-ritifera, or mother of pearl fish; of oysters, muscles, and other shell fish. The finest pearls are brought from the East, inferior ones from the West Indies, and our own shores. The oriental have a more shining silver hue than the occidental, which are somewhat milky. Those not fit for ornament are called rag and seed pearls, and are employed in medicine.

True pearls in the fire become quick lime, and readily ' dissolve in all acids, except the vitriolic. They resemble, therefore, oyster shells, and have no virtue but what is common to these substances. See Lewis's Materia Medica; Neumann's Chemical Works.


(A rabbinical term, margalith). See Staphyloma and Albugo oculorum.


(From margo, a margin,) bordered, applied to the seeds of plants which have a thin leafy border round them.


A plant in the island of St. Domingo. The distilled water from its tops is greatly esteemed in pains in the stomach. The plant has not been properly examined. See Raii Historia.


A fig. An excrescence about the anus, like a fig. See Condyloma and Haemorrhoides.


See Mercurialis fructioosa.


(Marjorana). See Origanum.


(From Marmarygae 4850 resplendeo,) a variety of pseudoblepsis imaginaria. Sparks or corrusca-tions which seem to flash before the eyes, from a fulness of the vessels of the brain.