The Bancroft Exhibition Notes, Edited by Karen Tyler and Huxley Baberowski.
Glossary of Terms
The science of poisons, their effect and antidotes (cures).
The science of drugs, their preparation, use and effects.
An animal or plant that lives on, or in, another animal or plant and which uses it as its food source.
A young creature that is still inside its egg or not yet born.
A disease which makes parts of the body swell up so big they could belong to an elephant.
A print of a picture or writing , that is made by putting something greasy over a drawing on a piece of flat metal and using that to print onto something else, like paper or fabric.
A long nose, like the trunk of an elephant, or the ‘needle’ a mosquito uses to bite with and to suck blood from people and animals.
Being really careful to do things absolutely correctly.
To swell up with blood.
A disease that causes fever, sweating and shaking, which is caused by mosquitoes transferring parasites to humans by ‘biting’ them.
Caused by a fungus, like a mold or mildew.
Something that is brought in or introduced to a new place.
A gift of property, money, or other good, that is handed on to somebody when another person dies.
Digging a hole or cavity.
A hollow or sunken place.
To take all the moisture out of something so that it is really dry.
A place where animal skins are made into leather.