Definition of scammony in English:
A plant of the convolvulus family, the dried roots of which yield a strong purgative.
- Two species in the family Convolvulaceae: Convolvulus scammonia of Asia, and Ipomoea orizabensis of Mexico
- For instance, the knowledge of the causal power of scammony to purge red bile arises only after we observe a number of cases where it does this, and so come to form an aestimatio that it does in this or that particular case.
- When he says that hops purges choler, he doesn't mean in the same way as scammony does.
Definition of scammony in:
- US English dictionary
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