(From Cheirurgus 2044 manus, and opus.)

See Cheiriater.


(From Chela 2046 to take.) A forked probe mentioned by Hippocrates for extracting a polypus from the nose. In Rufus Ephesius it is the extremities of the cilia; but most commonly it is used for claws, particularly of crabs. It also signifies fissures in the heels, feet, or pudenda.

Chel Canc Pulv

C. See Cancer fluviatilis.


(From Chelidon 2047 . because it chatters with its lips or bill.) The swallow. Also the hollow at the bend of the arm, from its shape.


A tortoise. It also imports a part of a surgical machine mentioned by Oribasius. An instrument to make a gradual extension of any fractured limb, in which motion it resembles the slowness of Chelone 2050 a tortoise. A plant also whose crest resembles a tortoise shell.


A hump back; so called from its resemblance to the shell of Chelonion 2051 a tortoise.


(From Chelys 2052 a shell ). See Pectus.


(From Chelyscion 2053 the breast). A short Dry Cough.


Blancard says it is a certain measure mentioned by the Greek physicians, supposed to contain two small spoonfuls; the Athenians had one of two drachms, and another of three.


(From chemia). Called also ftatuarii. Men who pursue the art of chemistry.


(From Chenalopex 2058 a goose, and a fox). Shell drake. So called from its being of the goose kind, and crafty like a fox. See Vulpanser.


(From Chenocoprus 2060 a goose, and dung). Goose dung. It was formerly used as a powerful resolvent, diuretic, and anti-icteric. The green was thought the best; it was collected in spring, dried, and given from 3 ss. to 3 i. for a dose.

Chenopodium Chenopus

(From Chenopodium Chenopus 2062 a goose, and a foot ). Goose foot, or Sow bane; from its likeness to a goose's foot. Called also atriplex sylvestris, pes anserinus, botrys, botrys Mexicana, and atriplex silvestris latifolia. It is reckoned among the uterines, but seldom used in the present practice. There are four species enumerated by the writers on the materia medica, viz. the c. bonus henricus and ru-brum Lin. Sp. Pi. 318. c. botrys and ambrosoides 320. These are all oleraceous plants, possessing little medical power. The c. anthelminticum Lin. Sp. Pi. 320, has a fragrant though somewhat faint smell, and an aromatic taste. As the name imports, it is recommended for destroying worms. This forms the link between the oleraceous and the fetid species, which follows. See Mercurialis and Botrys.

Chenopodium foetida, Chenopodium vulvaria. See Atriplex foetida.