Small or moderate-sized vessels mainly for medicinal and toilet preparations. MCKWBF.
Small receptacles to contain scented vinegar, formerly used by women, and sometimes men, to ward off faintness. A small container with a perforated top, used to contain an aromatic substance such as vinegar or smelling salts, especially popular for women in Victorian times to combat the aroma from the waste products common in cities.
Extremely poisonous or venomous. Often applied to bacteria or a disease that can easily overcome the body's defences.
A tiny particle made up of DNA/RNA and a protein coat. Viruses infect animals, plants, and micro-organisms and cause many diseases, including the common cold, influenza, measles, chickenpox, AIDS, polio and rabies. Many viral diseases can be controlled by means of vaccines.
Small cards bearing the name, and sometimes the address of a person or married couple for presentation, as when formally calling or visiting.
A group of substances needed, in small amounts, for healthy growth and development.
A vitamin that is produced by the body when exposed to UV light. Plays important role in calcium and phosphorus metabolism. Deficiency of vitamin D is known as rickets.
trial term S&H
The transparent gelatinous substance that fills the eyeball between the crystalline lens (lens) and the retina.
The dissection of a live animal for experimental research.
The first battery, consisting of a number of cells (made from zinc and copper) joined in series. Invented by Alessandro Volta in 1880.
Undertaking or offering to undertake, of one's own free will and without compensation, service to others or to some cause or institution, especially in a community context.
Use for any of various reckoning devices consisting of movable discs surmounted by or carrying other graduated or figured circles for calculating, for example, phases of the moon, the time of the rising or setting sun, or the times of the tides; usually made of paper, cardboard, or vellum and often found preprinted in or attached to manuscripts or books of the 13th to the 16th century.
used by patients in hospitals to vomit into
An image of child or children used as a votive offering
An image of a face or faces used as a votive offering
An image of a head used as a votive offering
An image of mother used as a votive offering
Objects or monuments donated by an individual for a public place or shrine. The object is usually given in gratitude for deliverance from distress.
The process of treating rubber or rubber-like materials with sulphur at high temperatures. This is to either improve strength and elasticity or to harden.