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Laudanum
Tincture of Opium (an all-purpose remedy in Europe useful for sleeping and for pain)
Sweet Vitriol
Ethyl Ether
Archaeus
Alchemical Life force
Iatrochemistry
Chemical view of life
Plogiston Theory
Air is empty; Matter is composed of phlogiston and ash. When something burns, phlogiston rushes out and fills the empty air. THIS IS NOT CO2*
Terra Fluida
Terra Lapida
Terra Pinguis
Fluid
Solid
Inflammability
Dephlogisticated air
discovered by Joseph Priestly -> oxygen
Ice calonimitor
How much ice metls says how much heat produced.
Dalton
-molecular weight measured in Daltons; named after John Dalton who discovered that each compound contained elements made of atoms (proposed each atom had a fixed rate)
Herbarium
library of plants
Binomial name
2 names (eg: first and last name), Genera & Species
Pineal gland
Seat of the soul because there is no lef/right
Sphinx
Greek or Egyptian: head of human (King in Egypt, woman in Greece), body of a lion. Sometimes has wings.
Manticore
the cousin of the sphinx - also asks riddles, tail shoots arrows, 3 rows of teeth.
Basilisk
King of Snakes - wings - one look brings instant death.
Mandrake
It dos exists. Root. Legend is that it screams horribly.
Apple of Sodom
Turns to ashes in your hand to remind ppl of God's wrath
Zieba
Shingle-bark tree full of people
The 70
A group of scholars wanted to translate the books of the Old Testatment from Hebrew into Greek
Alicorn
believed to be a unicorn horn. antidote to poison
Rimu/Re'em
Rimu - syrian word for auroch
Re'em - Hebrew word for an animal. Translation not clear. Probably auroch, not monokeros (unicorn)
Chilin/Kilin
Chinese Unicorn
Mosaic evolution
Unequal evolution of different features (ie: brain size and bipedalism)
Biogeography
Bilogical adaptation to environment
Another name for Linnean hierarchies?
Biological hierarchies