See Siliqua dulcis.

Cara Schulli

(Indian.) Frutex Indicus spi-nosus. An Indian shrub like the caper bush. A decoction of the root provokes urine. Raii Hist.


See Cacao.


(Greek.) Scriboniuslargus uses this word to signify the thin linen, or soft threads, on which the surgeons spead their ointments, viz. lint; called also acinic, carina; in France, charpie; in Scotland, caddes. It is called likewise linteum, linen, tents, rollers, compresses; motos is an appellation for lint, whence diamotosis, the introduction of lint into a wound or ulcer. Where lint is applied to absorb the matter from a wound, pledgets of fine sponge arc more effectual, and should be preferred where any inconvenience is apprehended from the sharpness of the matter.


Carbonate. Salts formed by the union of carbonic acid with different bases; as carbona cupri, carbonate of copper.

Carbonicum Acidum

Carbon united with a larger proportion of oxygen than in charcoal, see Aer.


Canal coal. See Ampelitis.

Carcapuli Fructu Malo Aureo Aemulo; Coddampulli

(Indian.) The Indian Yellow Orange Tree of Malabar, Called also ghoraka.

It is a tall large tree, with yellow flowers, and large round fruit, that is ribbed and whitish, when ripe of an agreeable acid and sweetish taste, and with seeds of an azure blue colour. This fruit recovers lost appetite, and is restringent. The same tree, however, affords the Gamboge, q. v.

Carcapuli lincotani. This differs from the above in its flower and fruit. The fruit of this species is sweet, round, and of the size of a cherry. It is also called kanna ghoraka. They both afford the gamboge, but this latter the best.


(From Carcaros 1696 to resound). See Phricodes.


See Cataputia, under Ricinoides.


(From Carcax 1697 a head). A species of poppy with a very large head.


Paracelsus means by it a remedy proper for restraining disordered motions of body and mind, as in curing the chorea sancti Viti.


The name of some bandages noticed by Galen, and described by Oribasius. Properly, a rope which goes round the top of a ship's mast, and keeps it steady on both sides.


(From Carcinethron 1698 a crab, so called from its being jointed like the claws of a crab). A name in Oribasius for the polygonum, or common knot grass.


(From Carcinodes 1699 and forma )

A tumour resembling a cancer.


And Carcinos. See Cancer. It sometimes signifies the cancer only in its ulcerated state; or cancerous ulcer, however produced.


(A dim. of Cardamantica 1701 nasturtium). See Cardamines.


(Greek.) The name of a medicine mentioned by Galen.