Charta Virginea

So called from its likeness to a piece of fine paper. See Amnion-.


Poudre de, invented by some friar of the Carthusian order. See Antimonium.


Chasme 2029 (from to gape.) See Oscitatio. Hence, in English, a chasm.


See Cucumis AEgyptia.


(From Chauliodonta 2031 to throw out, and a tooth.) So the Greeks call those animals whose teeth grow to a great length out of their mouths, as the boar and the elephant.


(Quasi Chedropa 2033 manus, col/igo.)

A general term for all sorts of com and pulse, because they are collected by the hand.


(From Cheilocace 2035 a lip, and an evil.) The lip-evil. A swelling of the lips. See Cancrum oris, and Labri-sulcium.


(From Cheimetlon 2037 winter.) See Pernio.


(From the same.) Cold, shivering.


(From Cheirapsia 2038 the hand, and to touch.) Scratching.


So named from the likeness of its blossoms to the fingers of the hand; called also leucoium luteum, viola lutea, common yellow wall-flower. Cheiranthus cheiri Lin. Sp. Pi. 924.

The stalks are woody and brittle; the leaves oblong, narrow, sharp pointed, smooth, and of a dark green colour; the flowers numerous, yellow, tetrapetalous, open successively on the tops, are followed by a long slender pod, containing reddish flat seeds. It grows wild on old walls and among rubbish, and flowers in April and May.

The flowers have an agreeable smell, but to the taste are nauseously bitter and pungent. Water takes up all their active matter; but no essential oil is obtained by distillation, though in this way a water is obtained that possesses much of the flavour of these flowers. They are reckoned among the nervines, deobstruents, diuretics, and antiparalytics.


(From Cheiriater 2040 a hand, and a physician.) A surgeon; called also chirurgus. Hence ehciriaticus, a term appropriated to chirurgical remedies and operations. V. Chirurgia.


(From Cheirisma 2042 to labour with the hand.) Handling, or a manual operation.




LronomIA,(from Che 2043 to exercise with the hands.) Chironomia. An exercise mentioned by Hippocrates, which consists of peculiar gesticulations of the hands.