Va Lvula, (from mitra, a mitre, from their resemblance). See Cor.


Cydoniorum, (from the Hebrew term migma). Marmelade of quinces. See Cydoni A.


(From misceo,to mix). Mixtion. Stahl used this expression to signify the union of the first principles in the most simple compounds. Those principles of bodies are now emphatically called a mixt, which are so intimately united to each other as to be scarcely discovered, though without changing the nature of cither, and without any union by chemical affinity. A mixt is thus distinguished from aggregates, where the texture is loose, and the parts more easily separated. In chemical mixtures the nature of the ingredients is altered, and a new body formed.


(From Mochlia 5010 a lever). A reduction of the bones from an unnatural to a natural situation.


(From Mochlica 5011 to move). Violent purges.


(From modus, a measure,) since it is contrived to enter only to a certain depth. The crown or saw of the trepan; or a circular trepan resembling in shape the nave of a wheel, which is its true significa-tion. See Trephine.

Modiolus, (femin. of modus,) the axis of cochlea of the ear.


Ra. See Colubrinum.

Moffat Waters

A mineral spring: Moffat in Scotland, resembling the Harrowgate waters; equally sulphureous and saline, but not equally bitter. They have been chiefly used in scrofulous and cutaneous disorders, and more lately applied to irritable ill conditioned ulcers. Their contents are chiefly sea salt and hepatic air; but the former is in so small a dose as scarcely to act as a laxative. In indigestion from weakness, in calculous cases, and in biliary obstructions, they have been employed, but are not sufficiemly powerful in their action on the bowels for the latter complaint. They chiefly act as diuretics.


(From Mogilalia 5012 difficulty, and speak). A difficulty of speech; psellismus acheilos of Dr. Cullen. See Ancyloglossum.

Mo Kel. See Bdellium.

Molago Codi

See Piper nigrum.


Melissa. Turkey baum. See Melissa Turcica.


See Talpa.


See Lentiscus.


Ossium (from mollis, soft). A softness of the bones, malacosteon. The principal cause is a defect of boney matter, and often occasioned by a general weakness, scorbutic, venereal, or other taint in the blood. Cleanliness, a change of air, frictions, a good diet, cold bathing, exercise, and chalybeate medicines, are the proper remedies, though when the cause is known, it should be previously corrected.

See Morbi Solidi Simplicis. Distortio Spinae.



(From mollis, soft, and fio, to make). A barbarous term for a partial palsy of the muscles.


(From its softness). See Rubia syl-vatica Laevis, and Alyssum.