Glossary of Terms
- Acrid—An irritant,
- Aeolus—The God or keeper
of the winds.
- Agrionidae—A family of
neuropters comprising the vari-colored dragon flies.
- Albuminous—Of, pertaining
to, like, characterized by, or consisting of albumin or albumen.
- Algae—Green, brown, or
red aquatic cryptogamous plants occurring in both fresh and sea
- Alimentary canal—The
passage extending from the mouth to the anus, in which food is
received, digested, and assimilated.
- Allegation—A formal
- Alkaline—The opposite of
acid—extended to anything that will neutralize an acid.
- Anemia—Deficiency of
blood or of red corpuscles.
- Anophele—The malarial
collecting wires. Appendages to the head of an insect.
- Antiseptic—Anything that
destroys or restrains the growth of germs.
- Anus—The opening at the
aboral extremity of the Alimentary Canal through which the excrement
- Babiosis—Texas fever;
tick fever in cattle.
- Bacteria—The smallest of
all organized forms of life.
- Cachexia—An acquired
constitutional perversion of nutrition.
- Capillary—A minute blood
vessel, like a hair.
- Centrifugal—Directed or
tending away from a center.
- Chitin—The horny outer
covering of all insects.
- Coagulation—A clotting.
- Colon—The superior part
of the large intestines.
- Comminuted—Reduced to
minute particles of powder.
- Concomitant—Any thing or
event considered as accompanying or coexisting with another.
- Congenital—Existing from
by contact; catching.
- Corpuscle—Minute body.
- Desquamation—Scaling of the
- Diagnosis—Recognition of
disease from its symptoms.
- Duct—A tube to convey a
- Effete—Worn out and
incapable of further production, for instance, referring to the
soil, an animal, or a plant.
- Empyrean—The upper sky;
also cosmic space.
- Endemic—Peculiar to or
prevailing in or among some (specified) country or people.
- Epidemicity—The quality
of being epidemic.
- Excretion—Any waste
matter discharged from the system.
- Excretory—Pertaining to
- Extirpation—Getting rid
of, as by taking out by the roots. Destroying wholly.
- Fauna—The totality of the
animals inhabiting a given area, or existing within a given period.
or having the nature of, iron.
of a tissue made up of both white-fibrous and yellow-elastic
- Flora—The totality of
plants growing without cultivation in a country or district.
- Foci—Plural of focus,
which is a point of meeting of a series of lines.
- Fomites—A substance
capable of retaining contagious germs and thus propagating
infectious disease, such as carpet, bedding, etc.
- Gametes—The sexual
reproductive cells of the malarial parasite.
- Gestation—The act of
carrying eggs or ova, especially of carrying a fetus in the uterus;
- Gland—An organ which
eliminates from the blood or adds its substance thereto.
- Gregarious—Having the
habit of associating in flocks, herds, or companies.
- Gyrate—To revolve,
especially in a spiral or helix, as does a cyclone.
- Hemameba—An ameboid
parasite inhabiting the blood. Hemoglobin—The red coloring matter of
- Hibernation—Passing the
winter season in a secluded place and in a torpid state, as do
- Hormones—Secretions of
glands having excitant properties.
- Hygiene—Sanitary science.
- Hygiostatic—(Coined word)
meaning "Standing for Health."
- Hypochondriac—One who is
morbidly depressed or causelessly anxious about his health.
- Hypodermic—Of, or
pertaining to, the area under the skin.
- Immunization—The act of
making immune, for instance, protecting from infection by
- Infectious—Capable of
communicating disease, as by entrance of pathogenic germs into an
organism in any manner.
- Ingest—To put or take
into the stomach.
- Inject—To introduce a
fluid by injection; as, to inject morphine hypodermically.
- Macerated—Reduced to a
soft mass by soaking or digestion.
- Mammal—A vertebrate
animal whose female has mammae, or that suckles its young.
- Mammalian—Of or
pertaining to mammals.
- Melanine—A pigment
generated by the malarial parasite.
- Merozoit—The next to the
last phase in the evolution of the malarial parasite in the body of
- Meteorological—Of or
pertaining to meteorology or atmospheric phenomena.
- Microbes—Synonymous with
germs, bacteria, etc.
- Micro-organism—Same as
- Migrane—Neuralgia of half
of the head.
- Mucus—The viscid liquid
secretion of mucuous membranes.
determination of. position with reference to the points of the
- Oviposit—To lay an egg or
- Palpation—The process of
examining or exploring morbid conditions by means of touch.
- Paludic—Of or pertaining
to a marsh or swamp.
- Parasite—An organism,
either an animal or a plant, that exists on or in some other
to disease in living things.
- Phagocyte—A white
corpuscle that takes into its substance and digests bacteria and
other noxious matter.
to the functions of living organisms.
Physio-pathological—(Coined word) meaning pertaining to both health
- Piroplasma—A blood
parasite inhabiting the red corpuscles of cattle.
- Plasmodia—A blood
parasite inhabiting the red corpuscles of man.
- Prepuce—The foreskin of
- Protozoan—A primary
division of the animal kingdom variously ranked and limited,
embracing organisms consisting of a single cell or group of cells
not separated into different tissues.
- Retinal—Pertaining to the
retina or internal membrane of the eye.
- Salivary—Pertaining to
the saliva or spittle.
- Schematic—'Pertaining to
or of the nature of a general plan.
- Schizogony—The cycle of
evolution on the part of -the malarial parasite that occurs in the
body of man.
- Scorbutus—Scurvy; an
acquired constitutional perversion of nutrition due to errors in
- Seepage—The oozing or
percolation of fluid; or the fluid or moisture that oozes.
- Serum—The more fluid
constitutents of blood, lymph, etc.
- Skeletal—Of or pertaining
to the skeleton.
of the spleen.
- Sporozoit—The last phase
in the evolution of the malarial parasite that occurs in the body of
- Therapeutic—A medicine
efficacious in curing or alleviating disease.
- Thoracic—Pertaining to
compounds of animal, bacterial, or vegetable origin.
- Ventral—Of, pertaining
to, or situated on or near the abdomen.
- Viable—Capable of
- Volplane—To swoop toward
the earth from a height at an angle considerably greater than the