alvine (not comparable)
- Of or pertaining to the belly or intestines.
- alvine discharges alvine concretions
- 1829, H[enri] M[ilne-]Edwards; P[ierre] Vavasseur; Joseph Togno; E[lias] Durand, “Tonic Substances”, in A Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacy, […], Philadelphia, Pa.: Carey, Lea & Carey— […], OCLC 956534902, pages 115–116:
- Should the dose of bark [of Cinchona trees] be too strong, or its use be too long continued, or finally, the digestive canal, or any other organ be in a state of inflammation, all the phenomena we have just mentioned become more intense and all the symptoms of phlegmasia are aggravated. Uneasiness and dry heat are felt at the epigastric region; nausea, borborygm, vomiting or alvine evacuations take place; […]
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for alvine in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)
alvine f pl