Definition of Cantharis. Meaning of Cantharis. Synonyms of Cantharis

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Definition of Cantharis

Cantharis
Blister Blis"ter, n. [OE.; akin to OD. bluyster, fr. the same root as blast, bladder, blow. See Blow to eject wind.] 1. A vesicle of the skin, containing watery matter or serum, whether occasioned by a burn or other injury, or by a vesicatory; a collection of serous fluid causing a bladderlike elevation of the cuticle. And painful blisters swelled my tender hands. --Grainger. 2. Any elevation made by the separation of the film or skin, as on plants; or by the swelling of the substance at the surface, as on steel. 3. A vesicatory; a plaster of Spanish flies, or other matter, applied to raise a blister. --Dunglison. Blister beetle, a beetle used to raise blisters, esp. the Lytta (or Cantharis) vesicatoria, called Cantharis or Spanish fly by druggists. See Cantharis. Blister fly, a blister beetle. Blister plaster, a plaster designed to raise a blister; -- usually made of Spanish flies. Blister steel, crude steel formed from wrought iron by cementation; -- so called because of its blistered surface. Called also blistered steel. Blood blister. See under Blood.
Cantharis
Cantharis Can"tha*ris, n.; pl. Cantharides. [L., a kind of beetle, esp. the Spanish fly, Gr. kanqari`s.] (Zo["o]l.) A beetle (Lytta, or Cantharis, vesicatoria), havin1g an elongated cylindrical body of a brilliant green color, and a nauseous odor; the blister fly or blister beetle, of the apothecary; -- also called Spanish fly. Many other species of Lytta, used for the same purpose, take the same name. See Blister beetle, under Blister. The plural form in usually applied to the dried insects used in medicine.

Meaning of Cantharis from wikipedia

- scientific name Cantharis vesicatoria. It is also sometimes called "cantharis" in the vernacular, but it is actually unrelated to Cantharis and is not a...
- Cantharis, a genus of soldier beetles in the family Cantharidae. Cantharis allosensis Pic, 1924 f Cantharis alticola (LeConte, 1881) i g b Cantharis aneba...
- Cantharis fusca is a species of soldier beetle. C. fusca reaches a length of 10–15 millimetres (0.39–0.59 in). Except for parts of the head and thorax...
- aphrodisiac. L. vesicatoria is sometimes called Cantharis vesicatoria, although the genus Cantharis is in an unrelated family, Cantharidae, the soldier...
- Play media Cantharis livida is a species of soldier beetle belonging to the genus Cantharis family Cantharidae. Cantharis livida reaches a length of 10–15...
- Cantharis pallida is a species of soldier beetles native to Europe. Goeze, 1777 Abhandlungen zur Geschichte der Insekten. Aus dem Französischen übersetzt...
- Cantharis lateralis is a species of soldier beetles native to Europe. Linnaeus C. (1758). Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum cl****es, ordines...
- Cantharis alticola is a species of soldier beetle in the family Cantharidae. It is found in North America. "Cantharis alticola Report". Integrated Taxonomic...
- subspecies belong to the species Cantharis aneba: Cantharis aneba aneba Cantharis aneba borealis McKey-Fender, 1951 "Cantharis aneba Report". Integrated Taxonomic...
- Cantharis lecontei is a species of soldier beetle in the family Cantharidae. It is found in North America. "Cantharis lecontei Report". Integrated Taxonomic...
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