(From Meros 4939 to divide). See Femur.


De Vacca. See Bezoar bovinus.


Mesaraeon 4940 (from medius, and belly). Mesenterium, q. v.


Vel Mesaraica Major Vena, (from Mesaraica 4943 the mesentery). The mesaraic or mesenteric vein, is the continuation of the vena ports ventralis. (See Portae vena.) It bends towards the superior mesenteric artery, and accompanies it in those portions of the mesentery and mesocolon which belong to the small intestines, the caecum and right portion of the colon; as it runs down it forms an arch obliquely, like that of the artery, which is also ramified on the convex and concave sides. It very -closely accompanies the mesenteric artery, and is branched out in nearly the same manner.

Mesakaica minor vena. See Haemorrhoidalis interna vena.

Mesenteri Its

(From mesenterium). Dr.culien considers it as a species of Peritonitis, q. v. calling it (peritonitis mesenterica. See Inflammatio mesenteric


L're. A disorder of the liver, mentioned by Avicenna, accompanied with a sense of heaviness, tumour, inflammation, pungent pain, and blackness of the tongue.


(From Mesogastrion 4948 and the ttomhch,) the connecting membrane, or the concave part of the stomach, which attaches it to the adjacent parts. See Omentum.


(From Mesoglossi 4950 and the tongue). See Genioglossi.


From Mesomeria 4952 and the thigh,) that part of the body which lies betwixt the thighs. Rufus Ephesius.


(From Mesompalion 4954 and navel).

The middle of the navel.


(From Mesophyron 4956 and the eye,) that part of the face which lies betwixt the eyebrows. Rufus Ephesius.


(From Mesopleurioi 4958 and the ribs). See Intercostalfs.


Rectum, (from Meso 4960 and rectum, the straight gut). It is a production of the peritonaeum, which invests the intestinum rectum. About the middle of the fore side of this intestine it forms a semicircular fold, which appears when the intestine is empty, but is lost when full.