Catarrhopos Nosos

(From Catarrhopos Nosos 1813 to tend backwards, and morbus). A remission of the disease, or its decline, opposed to paroxysm.


(From Catartismus 1819 to make perfect).

According to Galen, it is a translation of a bone from a preternatural to its natural situation.,


(From Catasarca 1820 and caro). See



(From Cataschasmos 1822 and scarifico). Scarification; and, according to Dioscorides, a deeper scarification than common, which is necessary in gangrene and sphacelus.


Catastalagmos, (from Catastagmos 1824 to distil). These are names which the Greeks, in the time of Celsus, employed for distillatio.


(From Catastalticum 1825 to

restrain). It signifies styptic, astringent, and is sometimes termed caslalticum.


(From Catatasis 1826 to extend). In Hippocrates, it means the extension of a fractured limb, or a dislocated one, in order to replace it; as well as the actual replacing it in a proper situation.


Both Aetius and Actuarius express by this word raw silk, or silk before it is dyed.


See Acajaiba.


And Catechu, (from kale, a tree, and chu, a juice, in the Japanese language). See Terra Japonica.


(From Cateiadion 1827 and a blade of grass). A long instrument which was introduced into the nostrils, in order to provoke an haemorrhage in the cure of the head-ach. It is mentioned by Arctaeus. It was thus called, either because the instrument had at the end a blade of grass, or was made like a blade of grass for the purpose.


Oleum, (from catulus, a whelp). It is olive oil in which young whelps have been boiled until their flesh separates from the bones; after which are added thyme, marjoram, etc. The whole stands together in the sun, and then the oil is strained for use. See Ph. Paris.

Catellus Cinereus

So called from its head being like that of a dog. A cupel or test. See Cu-pella.


Common Aloe. See Aloe hepatica.


(From Cathaeresis 1829 and to take away). The subtraction of a part of the body by any kind of evacuation, called also detractio.


(From Cathaeretica 1831 to take away). Remedies which consume superfluous flesh. See Corrodentia.