Melazzo

See Saccharum.

Melca

(From Melca 4901 to milk). Milk well seasoned with boiling hot vinegar, to separate by rest the curd from the whey." Constantine de Agricultura, lib. xviii.

Melegeta

See Paradisi grana.

Meleios

See Alumen.

Melica

See Milium indicum.

Meliceriola

A small meliceris.

Meliceris

(From Meliceris 4902 honey, and wax).

Mellifavium, is an encysted tumour, whose contents resemble honey and wax. It differs from the atheroma by its evident fluctuation, and from the steatoma by its firmness. It may be extirpated, or opened and dissolved, by exciting suppuration. See Naevus.

Melicraton

(From Melicraton 4904 honey, and to mix). See Hydromeli.

M Lligelon, (from Melicraton 4906 honey,) a foetid oily humour of the consistence of honey, discharged from ulcers when complicated with a caries of the subjacent bone. Blanchard.

Meliphyllon

(From Meliphyllon 4909 honey, and a leaf). baum or balm. See Melissa.

Melissophyllon

See Melissa, and Ballote.

Melitismos

(From Melitismos 4912 honey). A linctus prepared with honey.

Mellago

(From mel, honey). Any medicine of the consistence and sweetness of honey.

Melleguetta

See Paradisi grana.

Mellifavium

(From mel, and favus, honeycomb). See Meliceris.

Mellitus

(From mel, honey,) sweet, partaking of the nature of honey. This is the trivial name of a species of diabetes, q. v. a disease which, since the publication of the second part, has attracted the attention of MM. Dupuytren and Threnard. (See Manna.) They discovered that the residue of diabetic urine, after evaporation, was not peculiarly sweet to the taste, though it had all the properties of real sugar; while manna, a substance peculiarly sweet, contained sugar only in a very small proportion. They found an animal diet successful, and on examining the urine during the cure, perceived the first salutary change in the urine to be an evolution of albumen, and soon afterwards the urea and uric acid appeared. In the true diabetic urine no animal matter can be discovered.

Melifolium

(From mel, and folium, a leaf). (See Melissa.) Melissophyllum, melitis melissophyl-lum Lin. Sp. Pl. 832, has been used in calculous com- . plaints, and as an emmenagogue, but is now neglected.

Melo

(From its resemblance to Melo 4913 an apple).

The melon, cucumus melo Lin. Sp. Pl. 1436. This fruit is cooling and watery, and should be taken with caution by those who have weak digestive powers, and are best eaten with sugar and some aromatics, as ginger, or pepper. They are diuretic, and have been said to produce bloody urine, which may have happened, but it seems a solitary instance.

Melo Indicus. See Jace Brasiliensibus.