(From capsule). The arteries of the renal glands are thus called, because they are inclosed by a capsule; and arise from the aorta, above the arteria renalis, and give out the arteriae adi-posse, which go to the fat of the kidneys. Sometimes they come from the trunk of the coeliaca. The right capsular artery comes, most commonly, from the arteria renalis, of the same side, near its origin; the left from the aorta above the renalis.
Capsularks venae, are branches from the emulgents, and go into the renal glands.
Capsulares seminales. The extreme parts of the vasa deferentia, which have their cavities dilated like capsules. Their use is to transmit the semen from the testes to the vesiculiae seminales.
(Arabic.) See Camphora.
Called also igname inhame; battatus Hispanica. It is a name given by the old Roman authors to a plant with large and esculent roots. The soldiers of Caesar are said, in some of their marches when distressed for provision, to have made a sort of bread of this root; and P. AEgineta and Dioscorides inform us that this plant was of the pasti-naca, or parsnip kind. It was probably the elophoboscum, or wild parsnip, which has roots long and thick, and of as good a taste as those cultivated in gardens, only they were not quite so tender. It is supposed that our word carrot is derived from this cara.
The wood tastes like cloves, but very mild, and quite grateful, of a cinnamon colour. It is brought from India, but not much known in practice. Baglivi thinks that it corrects acrimony, and a scorbutic dissolution of the blood. See Cassia caryophillata.
(From carab, to offer, Pers). See Suc-onrom.
Carabe Funerum. See Bltumen.
Ca Rabus, (from the head; from
according to Schrevelius, it walks upon its head ). This word is variously understood; with some it signifies an insect of the beetle kind, or those which are bred in dried woods, and belong to the scarabaei; with others, the cray fish; and sometimes it is used for the locusta marina.
C'arabus, chrysocephalus, and ferrugineus of Fabricis. These insects have been recommended for the tooth ach. They must be pressed between the fingers, which must then be rubbed on the gum and tooth affected.
A name of the sourmare's milk which the Tartars are fond of.
(Indian.) Averhoa carambola Lin. Sp. Pi. 613. This tree bears fruit three times in a year. It grows in the East Indies. To its different parts are attributed as many medical virtues. The fruit is agreeably acrid, and recommended in bilious fevers and dysenteries. Raii Hist.
See Hyboucouhc America-nus.