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- n. Plural form of phyma.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of Phymatidæ, having very broad curved fore femora, of raptorial character.
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But flatus, when it obtains admission, increases and becomes stronger, and rushes toward any resisting object; but owing to its tenderness, and the quantity of blood which it (the liver) contains, it cannot be without uneasiness; and for these reasons the most acute and frequent pains occur in the region of it, along with suppurations and chronic tumors (phymata).
When the throat is diseased, or tubercles (phymata) form on the body, attention must paid to the secretions; for if they be bilious, the disease affects the general system; but if they resemble those of a healthy person, it is safe to give nourishing food.
When tubercles (phymata) form in the urethra, if they suppurate and burst, the pain is carried off.
When chronic abscesses (phymata) or pains in the joints take place after fevers, the patients are using too much food.
When tubercles (phymata) or pains attack the joints after fevers, such persons are using too much food.
There were also many defluxions about the genital parts, and ulcerations, boils (phymata), externally and internally, about the groins.
He added, “I’ve done some bad things . . . but I’m no phymata.”