(From to retain). A stone found in Corsica, which Pliny says attracts and retains the hand when laid upon it.
(From below, and a tooth; because it has teeth only in its lower jaw). See Cete admirabile.
(From under, and the shoulder). By this word P. AEgineta expresses a mode of reducing a luxated humerus, performed by a strong man taking the patient's arm and laying it over his shoulder, so that he can raise him from the ground; thus by the weight of the body the luxation is reduced. Catopter, (from through, to see, and by metaphor, to probe). See Speculum.
(From and orchis).
A sort of wine in which the orchis root has been used. Dioscorides.
(From downwards, and , to flow). See Purgantia.
(Indian.) The Malabar name for the scabiosa Indica arborea, the seeds of which kill worms. Raii Hist.
(From to cicatrise,) improperly catalotica. Medicines that cicatrise wounds.
In zoology it is a puppy. See Canis. In botany it is a catkin. See Amentacei flores. Catu-tripali. See Piper longum. Caucalis, (from a cup, so named from the shape of its flower). Bastard parsley, called also echinophora tertia, lappula Canaria,pseudose linum, anthriscus, daucus annuus minor, hedge parsley. It has generally red flowers, and possesses the common qualities of the garden parsley. See Apium hor-iense.
(From and likeness). A name of the patella, in Moschion de Morb. Mulieb. so called from its likeness to the flower of the caucalis.
The trunk of a tree, or that part of a plant which lies betwixt the root and the branches. According to Linnaeus, when a seed germinates, the caudex descendens terminates in roots, the ascendens in branches and leaves.