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Definition of Milk thistle
Milk thistleMilk Milk, n. [AS. meoluc, meoloc, meolc, milc; akin to
OFries. meloc, D. melk, G. milch, OHG. miluh, Icel. mj?ok,
Sw. mj["o]lk, Dan. melk, Goth. miluks, G. melken to milk,
OHG. melchan, Lith. milszti, L. mulgere, Gr. ?. ????. Cf.
Milch, Emulsion, Milt soft roe of fishes.]
1. (Physiol.) A white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of
female mammals for the nourishment of their young,
consisting of minute globules of fat suspended in a
solution of casein, albumin, milk sugar, and inorganic
salts. ``White as morne milk.' --Chaucer.
2. (Bot.) A kind of juice or sap, usually white in color,
found in certain plants; latex. See Latex.
3. An emulsion made by bruising seeds; as, the milk of
almonds, produced by pounding almonds with sugar and
4. (Zo["o]l.) The ripe, undischarged spat of an oyster.
Condensed milk. See under Condense, v. t.
Milk crust (Med.), vesicular eczema occurring on the face
and scalp of nursing infants. See Eczema.
(a) (Med.) A fever which accompanies or precedes the first
lactation. It is usually transitory.
(b) (Vet. Surg.) A form puerperal peritonitis in cattle;
also, a variety of meningitis occurring in cows after
Milk glass, glass having a milky appearance.
Milk knot (Med.), a hard lump forming in the breast of a
nursing woman, due to obstruction to the flow of milk and
congestion of the mammary glands.
Milk leg (Med.), a swollen condition of the leg, usually in
puerperal women, caused by an inflammation of veins, and
characterized by a white appearance occasioned by an
accumulation of serum and sometimes of pus in the cellular
Milk meats, food made from milk, as butter and cheese.
Milk mirror. Same as Escutcheon, 2.
Milk molar (Anat.), one of the deciduous molar teeth which
are shed and replaced by the premolars.
Milk of lime (Chem.), a watery emulsion of calcium hydrate,
produced by macerating quicklime in water.
Milk parsley (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant (Peucedanum
palustre) of Europe and Asia, having a milky juice.
Milk pea (Bot.), a genus (Galactia) of leguminous and,
usually, twining plants.
Milk sickness (Med.), a peculiar malignant disease,
occurring in some parts of the Western United States, and
affecting certain kinds of farm stock (esp. cows), and
persons who make use of the meat or dairy products of
infected cattle. Its chief symptoms in man are
uncontrollable vomiting, obstinate constipation, pain, and
muscular tremors. Its origin in cattle has been variously
ascribed to the presence of certain plants in their food,
and to polluted drinking water.
Milk snake (Zo["o]l.), a harmless American snake
(Ophibolus triangulus, or O. eximius). It is variously
marked with white, gray, and red. Called also milk
adder, chicken snake, house snake, etc.
Milk sugar. (Physiol. Chem.) See Lactose, and Sugar of
Milk thistle (Bot.), an esculent European thistle (Silybum
marianum), having the veins of its leaves of a milky
Milk thrush. (Med.) See Thrush.
Milk tooth (Anat.), one of the temporary first set of teeth
in young mammals; in man there are twenty.
Milk tree (Bot.), a tree yielding a milky juice, as the cow
tree of South America (Brosimum Galactodendron), and the
Euphorbia balsamifera of the Canaries, the milk of both
of which is wholesome food.
Milk vessel (Bot.), a special cell in the inner bark of a
plant, or a series of cells, in which the milky juice is
contained. See Latex.
Rock milk. See Agaric mineral, under Agaric.
Sugar of milk. The sugar characteristic of milk; a hard
white crystalline slightly sweet substance obtained by
evaporation of the whey of milk. It is used in pellets and
powder as a vehicle for homeopathic medicines, and as an
article of diet. See Lactose.
Meaning of Milk thistle from wikipedia
- mari****, milk thistle
milkthistle, Marian thistle
, Mary thistle
, Mediterranean milk thistle
, variegated thistle
– milk thistle Sonchus
– sow thistle Plants
in families other
than Asteraceae which
are sometimes called thistle
include: Kali – Russian thistle
- Milk thistle
plants: Lactuca serriola Silybum marianum Various species
of Sonchus, including: Sonchus
asper, rough milk thistle
) is a genus
of two species
in the daisy
family. The plants
to the Mediterranean regions
of Europe, North...
- asper, the prickly
, rough milk thistle
sowthistle, sharp-fringed sow thistle
, or spiny-leaved sow thistle
, is a widespread plant
- sowthistle, sow thistle
, hare's colwort, hare's thistle
t****el, milk thistle
, soft thistle
, or swinies, is...
- arvensis, the field milk thistle
, corn sow thistle
, dindle, gutweed, swine thistle
, or tree sow thistle
, is a species...
- "sow thistle
", as they were fed to lactating
sows in the belief
that milk production would
increase. Sow thistles
as "milk thistles
" in some...
- is the treatment
overdose; both NAC and milk
(Silybum marianum) or its derivative silibinin
are used in liver
- serriola, also called prickly
lettuce, milk thistle
(not to be confused
marianum, also called milk thistle
), comp**** plant, and scarole, is an...
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