Hippocrates' sleeve, a conical strainer, made by stitching together two adjacent sides of a square piece of cloth, esp. flannel of linen.

(Hip"po*crat"ic) a. Of or pertaining to Hippocrates, or to his teachings.

Hippocratic face[L. facies Hippocratica], the change produced in the countenance by death, or long sickness, excessive evacuations, excessive hunger, and the like. The nose is pinched, the eyes are sunk, the temples hollow, the ears cold and retracted, the skin of the forehead tense and dry, the complexion livid, the lips pendent, relaxed, and cold; — so called, as having been described by Hippocrates. Dunglison.Hippocratic oath, an oath said to have been dictated by Hippocrates to his disciples. Such an oath is still administered to candidates for graduation in medicine.

(Hip*poc"ra*tism) n. The medical philosophy or system of Hippocrates.

(Hip"po*crene) n. [L., fr. Gr. "i`ppos horse + a fountain.] A fountain on Mount Helicon in Bœotia, fabled to have burst forth when the ground was struck by the hoof of Pegasus. Also, its waters, which were supposed to impart poetic inspiration. Keats.

Nor maddening draughts of Hippocrene.

(Hip"po*crep"i*an) n. [See Hippocrepiform.] (Zoöl.) One of an order of fresh-water Bryozoa, in which the tentacles are on a lophophore, shaped like a horseshoe. See Phylactolæma.

(Hip`po*crep`i*form) a. [Gr. "i`ppos horse + shoe + -form.] (Bot.) Shaped like a horseshoe.

(Hip"po*dame) n. [Cf. F. hippopotame.] A fabulous sea monster. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Hip"po*drome) n. [L. hippodromos, Gr. "i`ppos horse + course, fr. to run: cf. F. hippodrome.]

1. (Gr. Antiq.) A place set apart for equestrian and chariot races.

2. An arena for equestrian performances; a circus.

(Hip"po*griff) n. [F. hippogriffe; cf. It. ippogrifo. See Hippopotamus, Griffon.] (Myth.) A fabulous winged animal, half horse and half griffin. Milton.

(Hip"po*lith) n. [Gr. "i`ppos horse + -lith.] A concretion, or kind of bezoar, from the intestines of the horse.

(Hip`po*pa*thol`o*gy) n. [Gr. "i`ppos horse + E. pathology: cf. F. hippopathologie.] The science of veterinary medicine; the pathology of the horse.

(Hip*poph"a*gi) n. pl. [NL. See Hippophagous.] Eaters of horseflesh.

(Hip*poph"a*gism) n. Hippophagy. Lowell.

(Hip*poph"a*gist) n. One who eats horseflesh.

Hippocentaur to historical

(Hip`po*cen"taur) n. [L. hippocentaurus, Gr. "i`ppos horse + centaur.] (Myth.) Same as Centaur.

(Hip"po*cras) n. [F. hippocras, hypocras, NL. vinum hippocraticum, lit., wine of Hippocrates.] A cordial made of spiced wine, etc.

(Hip*poc"ra*tes) n. A famous Greek physician and medical writer, born in Cos, about 460 B. C.

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