(From mucus, mucilage). See Mucilago.


A barbarous word, signifying an infusion of roses, in warm water, reduced to a syrup, with sugar.

Much Luxus Activus

And Passiyus, (from mucut, and fluo, to flow). See Gonorrhcea.

Mucilaginosa Ligamenta

See Capsularia Ligamexta.

Mucilaginosa extracta, are what the French chemists have styled extractive matter. They are the mucilage of the plant, united with its proper juices, scarcely changed by heat.


(From mucus, and caro, flesh,) myxo sarcoma, an epithet for a tumour, or abscess, partly fleshy, and partly mucous. Severinus.

Mucosae Glandulae

See Cowperi glan-uxstm; sometimes the name of the conglobatae, to distinguish them from the glandulae conglomeratae, called Vasculosae.

Mucosum Ligamentum

A ligamentous cartilage, and full of mucus,s ituated betwixt each vertebra, admitting them to recede from, or approach nearer to, each other. To their elasticity it is owing, that at night a man is somewhat shorter than in a morning.


(From mucro, a sharp point). Leaves or fruits of plants terminating in a point, termed mucro-nated. Mucro is also the sharp point of the heart.


Os. See Ensiformis cartilago.

Mucuna Guacu

Dolichos urens Lin. Sp. Pl. 1020. The largest and most beautiful kind of phaseo-lus in Brasil; growing also in Malabar. The beans are poisonous, but easily rendered fit for food. See Raii Historia.


In chemistry, a little oven, in which tests or cupels are placed to defend the metals in assaying from the contact of the fuel.


( muco, from its viscidity). Mullet. Mullus Lin. Syst. Nat. the cephalus of Aristotle and the Greeks, the cestreus of Oppian and others. It is sufficiently soluble, and nutritious. The Romans valued a fish of this name highly for its exquisite relish, which was probably the sur-mullet of the western coasts of the channel, an exquisite dainty, which will not. however, bear carriage. See Diaeta.


Pustules contracted either by heat or cold.


Any production between individuals of different species; sometimes styled hybrid animals, or plants. The species must be nearly related, or generation will not take place, and mules of either kind are generally barren.


(From mulceo, to refresh). Hydromeli, honey and water. Acratomeli signifies wine sweetened with honey.

Multicapsulares Plantae

(From multus and capsula,) such plants as have several pods of seeds succeeding each flower.


Lfidus Spfnae, Musculus, (from multus and findo, to cleave,) lies under the spinalis; rises from the roots of the transverse processes, and runs to those of the spinal processes: it is commonly called transversalis, distinguished into the transversailis colli, dorsi, and lumborum. The last is also called sacer; q.v.


Os, (from multus and forma). See Cuboieds os.

Multisiliquae Plantae

(From multus and flliqua,) plants which have after each flower many distinct, long, slender, often crooked seed pods. It is the name of the twenty-third order in the Fragments, and of the twenty-sixth in the ordines naturales at the end of the genera plantarum.