According to Plato, or rather his commentators, is a certain universal ethereal spirit, which exists perfectly pure in the heavens, as retaining its proper nature; but on the earth pervading elementary bodies, and intimately mixing with their minutest atoms, it assumes somewhat of their nature, ana becomes of a peculiar kind.
" spiritus intus alit, totosque infusa per artus,
" Mens agitat molem, et mangno se corpore miscet."
See Archaeus, and Anima mundi.
(From mundifico, to cleanse). Cleaning, detergent, purifying.
Mellis Britannici terebinthinae Venet. 5.3 Њ ss. vitel quatuov ovorum coq. ad consist. unguenti et sing. uncus adde hydrargyri nitrai. rub. 3 i.
Ophiorrheza mangos Lin. Sp. Pl. 213. Its root is considered as a specific against the bites of mad dogs, and of the serpent naya. Its seeds are accounted among the febrifuges.
(From , a muscle, and likeness).
See Platysma myoides.
The generic name of the eel. See Aliment.
(From murus, a wall,) because it grows on walls. See Parietaria.
A tree in Brasil, whose berries arc-purging. See Raii Historia.
(From muria). Muriat. Salt formed by the union of the muriatic acid with different bases.
See Marinus sal.
(From murex, a prickly fish). The stalk of a plant covered with prickles like the shell of the murex.
(From the Arabic term mauz,)palma humi-lis,flcus Indica, bala, platanus, the plantain tree, musa paradisiaca Lin. Sp. Pl. 1477. Though called a tree, it scarcely merits the name of a shrub, since it hath an annual stalk like a reed. The leaves are an ell long, and three spans broad; of which it is supposed that Adam and Eve made aprons. The fruit is of the shape of a cucumber, of a yellow colour, and a most delicious food, and resembles meal and butter. The stalk is cut down to obtain the fruit, the spikes of which sometimes weigh fifty or sixty pounds. The fruit, when roasted, is beat in water, and the juice, styled mis law, is drunk; and even the pulp, when dried and baked, may be used in the same way, to prepare the mislaw. It is found in all the eastern countries, and in Africa. See Raii Historia.
Musa fructu cucumerino breviori. See Banana.
(From the smell of its flowers). See Bulbos Vomitorius.
(From musca, a fly). See Besonna.
MuScipula pratensis. See Behen album vul.gare.