Chirurgorum Sapientia

See Sophia.

Chirurgus

See Cheiriater.

Chist

See Sextarius.

Chiton

(Greek.) See Membrana.

Chium Vinum

Chian wine. A wine of the island now called Scio. Dioscorides says it is less disposed to intoxicate than any other sort.

Chives

See Stamen.

Chivets

The small parts at the roots of plants by which they are propagated. Miller's Diet.

Chiviquilenga

See Cataputia minor.

Chiliasma

(From Chiliasma 2087 to make warm.) See

Fotus.

Chilmia

See Cadmia.

Chlora

Green. See Chloros.

Chlorasma

And Chloros, (from Chlorasma 2088 ).

A palish green colour, shining with a sort of splendour, and inclining to watery: it is applied to leguminous plants before they are dry or come to perfection.

Chnus

Chnus 2090 fine soft wool; but sometimes chaff or bran; (from to grind, or rasp.) Sound, or wind.

Choa

SeeChu.

Choacon

The name of a black plaster, mentioned by Celsus, made of a spuma argenti boiled in oil, added to a proper quantity pf resin.

Choanos

Choanos 2092 a funnel, (from to pour).

See Infundibulum. A funnel, or furnace for melting metals.

Choava

See Coffea.

Chocolata

This is said by Dr. Alston to be compounded of two Indian words, (from choco, sound, and atte, water; because of the noise made in its preparation). See Cacao.

Choentcis

The Trepan; so called by Galen and P. AEgineta, from Choentcis 2094 the nave of a wheel; (from to tear, or vellicate). See Trepanum.

Chcerades

(From Chcerades 2096 a swine). Strumous swellings, of a malignant quality, painful to the touch, and exasperated by medicines. See Scrofula.

Chceradolethron

(From Chceradolethron 2097 a swine, and destruction; so called from being dangerous if eaten by hogs). See Bardana minor.

Choiras

(From Choiras 2099 a hog). See Scrofula.

Cholades

(From Cholades 2100 bile). See Intestina.

Cholago

(From the same). The small intestines which contain bile. See Ilium.

Cholagoga

Cholagogues, also colegon, (from Cholagoga 2101 bile, and to drive out or evacuate). By cholagogues the ancients meant only such purging medicines as expelled the bilious faeces. We retain the word for such purgatives as are found most useful when bile offends, or are of service when the liver is diseased. Of this kind are rhubarb and calomel, which are supposed to increase the bilious discharge more powerfully than any other medicine. Aloes and taraxacum have been considered as useful in occasioning the bile to pass freely into the intestines, though with little reason. See Cathartica.