Type: Term Pronunciation: kan′thar-is, kan-thar′i-dis, -dēz Definitions: 1. A dried beetle, Lytta (Cantharis) vesicatoria, used as a counterirritant and vesicant. Synonyms: Russian fly, Spanish fly
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Burns and scalds of many different kinds, and the bladder inflammation of cystitis. Cantharis is prepared from an insect - the brilliant green beetle known as the Spanish Fly. It is an important first aid remedy for minor burns, and for other pains that feel burning and fiery. It also has a healing ...
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Can'tha·ris noun ; plural Cantharides . [ Latin , a kind of beetle, esp. the Spanish fly, Greek kanqari`s .] (Zoology) A beetle ( Lytta, or Cantharis, vesicatoria ), havin1g an elongated cylindrical body of a brill...
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A dried beetle, Lytta (Cantharis) vesicatoria, used as a counterirritant and vesicant. ... Synonym: Russian fly, Spanish fly. ... Origin: L., fr. G. Kantharis, a beetle ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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• (n.) A beetle (Lytta, / 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....
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Cantharis is a genus of soldier beetle (Cantharidae), represented by fifteen British species between 9 and 15 mm long.
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Cantharis is a large genus of soldier beetles in the family Cantharidae with narrow and soft elytra. The superficially similar poisonous spanish fly, sometimes called Cantharis vesicatoria or just Cantharis vernacularly, is actually unrelated to Cantharis. It is now named Lytta vesicatioria and bel...
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