Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


Also called cantharides. a preparation of powdered blister beetles, especially the Spanish fly, used medicinally as a counterirritant, diuretic, and aphrodisiac.
Also, Spanishfly. Also called cantharis. a common European blister beetle, Cantharis (Lytta) vesicatoria, that yields this preparation.
a European blister beetle, Lytta vesicatoria (family Meloidae), the dried bodies of which yield the pharmaceutical product cantharides
another name for cantharides


Read Also:

  • Spanish-foot

    noun, Furniture. 1. a carved pyramidal foot having fluted, concave sides usually ending in a scroll at the bottom.

  • Spanish-guitar

    noun 1. acoustic guitar. Spanish guitar noun 1. the classic form of the guitar; a six-stringed instrument with a waisted body and a central sound hole

  • Spanish-heel

    noun 1. a high, curved heel with a straight heel breast, used on women’s shoes.

  • Spanish-influenza

    noun, Pathology. 1. the pandemic respiratory infection that spread throughout the world during 1917–18. Spanish influenza Span·ish influenza (spān’ĭsh) n. Influenza that caused several waves of pandemic in 1918-1919, resulting in over 20 million deaths worldwide.

Disclaimer: Spanish-fly definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.