Monorchis

From Monorchis 5044 and a testicle.

Monospermus

From Monospermus 5046 single, and seed.

Mons Veneris

The hill or mount of Venus, lies before and on the upper part of the symphysis of the ossa pubis, formed by fat in the subjacent cellular membrane, and in adults generally covered with hair.

Monta Panna

See Palma Japonica.

Morbi Organici

Parts affecting the organization, sometimes synonymous with the locales. See Locales.

Mordehi

A disease to which the East Indians are subject. It is a fever seemingly from bile in the stomach. See F. Hoffman, De Morb. Epidemicis.

Mordexyn

A disorder very common at Goa, which seizes the patient suddenly, attended with a continual nausea and vomiting, and often proves fatal. F. Hoffman, De Morbis Epidemicis.

Morhua

See Asellus major.

Morille

See Amanita.

Morina

A plant, named in honour of Dr. Morin of Paris. Morina persica Lin. Sp. Pl. 39, said to be cordial and perspirative.

Moringa

Guillandina moringa Lin. Sp. Pl. 546. A large tree in Malabar and Ceylon, whose fruit is a foot long, angular, as thick as a carrot, and delicious to the taste. The leaves, root, bark, and fruit, are said to be antispasmodic and sudorific. See Raii Historia.

Moro

(from morus, a mulberry). An abscess in the flesh, resembling a mulberry.

Morocthus

See Omorocthus.

Morositates

(From morosus,peevish,)are diseases wherein the desires and aversions are unnatural and depraved, and in which it is difficult to please or satisfy. A morose man, speaking of him in a state of disease, constantly requires what is injurious, and is averse to what would be beneficial. In Dr. Cullen's system these diseases are synonymous with dysorexiae, appetites erroneous and defective. In the last editions they are included under the class locales, because almost all the species of dysorexy are affections of a particular part rather than of the whole body. The nostalgia alone, if it can be called a disease, cannot be esteemed a local one; but he thought he could not well separate an uncertain disease from the rest of dysorex-ies. See Nosologiae Methodicae Synopsis, vol. ii.

Morsellus

Or Morsulus, (a dim. of mor-sus, a bite). See Trochisci.

Morsura

(From mordeo, to bite,) a bite, generally applied to the bite of a mad dog, a viper, or any venomous animal.

Mortua Terra

See Caput mortuum.

Morum

(From morus, a mulberry). An excrescence on the surface of the skin in many parts of the body, resembling a mulberry. When on the eyelids, the Arabians call it alchute.

Morus

(From the Hebrew term mora, black). The mulberry tree, morus nigra Lin. Sp. Pl. 1398. Its fruit hath the common quality of all sub-acid fruits, quenching thirst by their coolness, and by exciting an excretion of mucus in the mouth; a similar effect is also produced in the stomach, where they also correct putrescency, which occasions an uneasy clammy sensation in the fauces. A syrup is prepared from this fruit, though but little used. See Raii Historia. The bark of the root of the mulberry tree has an acrid bitter taste, is said to be a cathartic, and has been used with success as a vermifuge, particularly in cases of the tape worm, given in powder, in the dose of half a drachm.