Melissa. Molucca baum. Its qualities agree with those of melissa.


The appellation given by Dr. Willan to a cutaneous disease, consisting in small soft wens, which may be extirpated, but not easily resolved.


(From mollis, soft). See Asellus major.


(From Moly 5014 tattle; supposed to have sprung from blood spilt in battle). Allium latifolium lilifiorum. Moly of Theophrastus, or Homer. Various plants have had this appellation, and each is a kind of garlic, though it has been styled with less reason, a species of rue.

Moly.alpinum. See Ophtoschordon.


(From Molybdaena 5015 lead; elersna, galena). Molybdene sulphure, Hauy, iv. 289, a metallic ore, often confounded, from its resemblance, with plumbago, but differing essentially from it. It is one of those metals which, when calcined, are acid. Its texture is lamellated, the marks it leaves of a greenish colour, and its specific gravity nearly 6, while the carbure of iron is compact, leaving black marks on paper, and in gravity exceeding 6. See also Chemistry.


Molybdat. Salt formed by the union of the molybdic acid and different bases.


From Molybdos 5016 from its gravity. See Plumbum.


(A dim. of Molyza 5017 moly). See Allium.


See Mamei.


(From Momiscus 5018 a blemish). The part of the dentes molares next the gums, usually covered with a tartarcous matter. The molares themselves have the same appellation.


(Mordeo, to bite,) from its sharp taste, balsamina mas, pomum Hierasotymitanum,pomum mirabile, bulla, muccapira, cucumis, momordiea balsamina Lin. Sp. Pl. 1433; the male balsam apple, is cultivated in gardens, but not used in medicine, though the fruit is cooling.

Momordica elaterium. See Cucumis agres-tis.


(From Monadelphia 5019 unicus, and frater). The sixteenth class of the Linnaean system, comprehending those plants which produce hermaphrodite flowers, with one collection of united stamina. It is a natural association.


(From Monandria 5021 unicus, and maritus). The first of Linnaeus's classes, comprehending plants which produce hermaphrodite flowers with a single stamen.


(From Monangia 5023 and a vessel).

Plants which have their seeds in a single cell.

Monarda Purpurea

M.ftstulosa Lin. Sp. Pl. 32. The smell is fragrant; the taste aromatic and bitterish. It has been styled a deobstruent and a stomachic; but has been chiefly employed in intermit-tents.