Apophlegmatic to Appall

(Ap`o*phleg*mat"ic) a. [Gr. from + full of phlegm. See Phlegmatic.] (Med.) Designed to facilitate discharges of phlegm or mucus from mouth or nostrils.n. An apophlegmatic medicine.

(Ap`o*phleg"ma*tism), n.

1. (Med.) The action of apophlegmatics.

2. An apophlegmatic. [Obs.] Bacon.

(Ap`o*phleg*mat"i*zant) n. (Med.) An apophlegmatic. [Obs.]

(Ap`oph*thegm) n. See Apothegm.

(Ap`oph*theg*mat"ic Ap`oph*theg*mat"ic*al) a. Same as Apothegmatic.

(||A*poph"y*ge) n. [Gr. 'apofygh` escape, in arch. the curve with which the shaft escapes into its base or capital, fr. 'apofey`gein to flee away; 'apo` from + fey`gein to flee: cf. F. apophyge.] (Arch.) The small hollow curvature given to the top or bottom of the shaft of a column where it expands to meet the edge of the fillet; — called also the scape. Parker.

(A*poph"yl*lite) n. [Pref. apo- + Gr. leaf; so called from its foliated structure or easy cleavage.] (Min.) A mineral relating to the zeolites, usually occurring in square prisms or octahedrons with pearly luster on the cleavage surface. It is a hydrous silicate of calcium and potassium.

(||A*poph"y*sis) n.; pl. -ses. [NL., fr. Gr. offshoot, process of a bone, fr. to grow from; from + to grow.]

1. (Anat.) A marked prominence or process on any part of a bone.

2. (Bot.) An enlargement at the top of a pedicel or stem, as seen in certain mosses. Gray.

(Ap`o*plec"tic (#) Ap`o*plec"tic*al) a. [L. apoplecticus, Gr. fr. : cf. F. apoplectique. See Apoplexy.] Relating to apoplexy; affected with, inclined to, or symptomatic of, apoplexy; as, an apoplectic person, medicine, habit or temperament, symptom, fit, or stroke.

(Ap`o*plec"tic), n. One liable to, or affected with, apoplexy.

(Ap`o*plec"ti*form Ap`o*plec"toid) a. [Apoplectic + -form, -oid.] Resembling apoplexy.

(Ap"o*plex) n. Apoplexy. [Obs.] Dryden.

(Ap`o*plexed) a. Affected with apoplexy. [Obs.] Shak.

(Ap"o*plex`y) n. [OE. poplexye, LL. poplexia, apoplexia, fr. Gr. 'apoplhxi`a, fr. 'apoplh`ssein to cripple by a stroke; 'apo` from + plh`ssein to strike: cf. F. apoplexie. See Plague.] (Med.) Sudden diminution or loss of consciousness, sensation, and voluntary motion, usually caused by pressure on the brain.

The term is now usually limited to cerebral apoplexy, or loss of consciousness due to effusion of blood or other lesion within the substance of the brain; but it is sometimes extended to denote an effusion of blood into the substance of any organ; as, apoplexy of the lung.

(Ap`o*ret"ic*al) a. [Gr. . See Aporia.] Doubting; skeptical. [Obs.] Cudworth.

(||A*po"ri*a) n.; pl. Aporias [L., doubt, Gr. fr. without passage, at a loss; 'a priv. + passage.] (Rhet.) A figure in which the speaker professes to be at a loss what course to pursue, where to begin to end, what to say, etc.

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