Meloe Vesicatorius

See Cantharides.


(From Melon 4914 an apple). An apple; the cheek, (see Mala and Buccae,) or a disorder, of the eye, when it protuberates from the socket. See Ex-ophthalmia and Malum.


Mala insana, solanum pomiferum. Mad apple. It is not injurious, as has been supposed. The Spaniards and Italians eat them both in sauce and in sweetmeats: their taste resembles that of a citron.


(From Melopepon 4915 an apple, and a pompion). The squash resembles both the melon and the pompion, except that its fruit is roundish, striated, angular, cut into five parts, and full of flat seeds, fixed to a spongy placenta. See Pepo.


(From Melosis 4917 a probe). The searching of any part with a probe. See Apyromele.

Melostica Pendula

Lin. Sp. Pl 49, is not remarkable for any medical virtues, but its fruit is pickled and eaten as a condiment.


See Bryonia alba.


(A diminutive of Melotris 4918 a probe). See



(From membrana). Inflammation of membranous parts.


(From membrana,) belonging to the membranes. In botany it means those leaves which have no parenchyma between the surfaces.

Membranaceus pinguis. See Caeliflos.


See I.wolucra.


(From membrana, and Membranologia 4919 discourse). Mf.mbranology. It treats of the common integuments, and of particular membranes.

Membranosus Musculus

From its large membranous expansion. See Aponeurosis.

Mendosa Sutura

(From mendax, counterfeit). The squamous suture in the skull; differing from other sutures, as it resembles a scale instead of being indented into the adjoining bone.

Mendosae Costae

(From the same). See Costae.


(From Meninges 4920 to remain). See Dura mater.


AE AE Arteri^e, (from Mening 4921 a membrane). See Dunae matris arteriae.


(From Meningophylax 4922 a membrane, and to guard). An instrument described by

Celsus, lib. viii. cap. 3, contrived for guarding the membranes of the brain, whilst the bone is rasped, or cut, after the operation of the trepan.


(From Meninx 4924 to remain). See Dura mater.


The second lobe of the liver in ancient authors. See Auriga.

Mensa Jovis. See Verbena.

Mensis Philosophicus

A philosophical or chemical month is sometimes confined to three days and nights, at others to ten, thirty, and even forty-days.


(From Menstrua 4927 or the Hebrew term meni, a month). The menses in women, and the bleeding piles in men. The plural also of Menstruum, q. v.