AEGYPTIACUM, in Pharmacy, a kind of detergent Unguent; so called from its dusky Hue or Colour, which resembles the swarthy Complexion of the Egyptians. See Detergent, and Unguent. It is composed of Verdigris, Vinegar, and Honey, boiled to a Consistency.

The Prescription is Mesue's.—It is chiefly used for eating off rotten Flesh, and cleansing foul Ulcers; particularly Venereal ones in the Throat, etc. It also destroys those cancerous Erosions apt to grow in Children's Mouths.