Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A poison found in the tentacles of Actiniæ.
“Now I was able to show that black congestin is not unleashing, but is better as the preparatory injection than the yellow congestin.”
“Any sudden upset or illness that causes great distress is called la congestin by Mexican villagers.”
“It is said that la congestin strikes persons who break”
“Different illnesses that are sometimes called la congestin are:”
“Although these foods usually cause no harm and are sometimes just what their bodies need, many people will not touch them because they are so afraid of getting la congestin.”
“People speak of congestin of: the head, the chest, the stomach, or the whole body.”
“Further, the second experiment to be adduced against the specificity of anaphylaxis I conducted with two kinds of toxalbumin, extracted from the Actinia, a substance which I named congestin, as its property is to bring on grave congestion of the circulatory system in the intestines and stomach.”
“With actino-congestin, the experiment is clear-cut.”
“Two congestins may be prepared at some pains: yellow congestin, soluble in a fluid containing 50% alcohol, and black congestin, completely insoluble in a fluid containing 25% alcohol.”
“Tain't nobody else dead, yit, as I knows on, but my two cousins is turrible low; one's got a hemrage on de lung an' de yuther's got a congestin 'on de brain, an' I 'lows dey'll bofe drap off' twix 'now an' sun-up to-morra.”
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