Medicine bag, a charm; — so called among the North American Indians, or in works relating to them.Medicine man a person who professes to cure sickness, drive away evil spirits, and regulate the weather by the arts of magic.Medicine seal, a small gem or paste engraved with reversed characters, to serve as a seal. Such seals were used by Roman physicians to stamp the names of their medicines.

(Med"i*cine), v. t. To give medicine to; to affect as a medicine does; to remedy; to cure. "Medicine thee to that sweet sleep." Shak.

(Med`i*co-le"gal) a. Of or pertaining to law as affected by medical facts.

(Med`i*com"mis*sure) n. [L. medius middle + E. commissure.] (Anat.) A large transverse commissure in the third ventricle of the brain; the middle or soft commissure. B. G. Wildex.

(||Med`i*cor"nu) n.; pl. Medicornua [NL., fr. L. medius middle + cornu horn.] (Anat.) The middle or inferior horn of each lateral ventricle of the brain. B. G. Wilder.

(Med"ics) n. Science of medicine. [Obs.]

(Me*di"e*ty) n. [L. medietas.] The middle part; half; moiety. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

(Me`di*e"val, Me`di*e"val*ism), Medievalist
(Me`di*e"val*ist). Same as Medival, Medivalism, etc.

Medina epoch
(Me*di"na ep"och) [From Medina in New York.] (Geol.) A subdivision of the Niagara period in the American upper Silurian, characterized by the formations known as the Oneida conglomerate, and the Medina sandstone. See the Chart of Geology.

(Me*di"no) n. Same as Para.

(Me"di*o`cral) a. Mediocre. [R.]

(Me"di*o`cre) a. [F. médiocre, L. mediocris, fr. medius middle. See Mid.] Of a middle quality; of but a moderate or low degree of excellence; indifferent; ordinary. " A very mediocre poet." Pope.

(Me"di*o`cre), n.

1. A mediocre person. [R.]

2. A young monk who was excused from performing a portion of a monk's duties. Shipley.

(Me"di*o`crist) n. A mediocre person. [R.]

(Me`di*oc"ri*ty) n. [F. médiocrité, L. mediocritas.]

1. The quality of being mediocre; a middle state or degree; a moderate degree or rate. "A mediocrity of success." Bacon.

1. The science which relates to the prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease.

2. Any substance administered in the treatment of disease; a remedial agent; a remedy; physic.

By medicine, life may be prolonged.

3. A philter or love potion. [Obs.] Shak.

4. [F. médecin.] A physician. [Obs.] Shak.

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