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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).

    On Ancient Medicine

  • 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.

    Of The Epidemics

  • He added, “I’ve done some bad things . . . but I’m no phymata.”

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