Clasis Clasma

(From Clasis Clasma 2223 to break). See



See Cirrhus.


The name of a collyrium in P. AEgineta.


(From claudico, to halt). Staggering, halting, or limping, as when one leg is shorter, weaker, or less under the power of the will, than the other.

Clau Strum Vel Cleithron Gutturis

(From claudo, and Clau Strum Vel Cleithron Gutturis 2225 to shut ). The passage to the throat which lies immediately under the root of the tongue and tonsils. The term is preserved in common language, and it is styled the gleik of the throat.

Clavstrum virginttatis. See Hymen.


(From claudo, to shut). An imper-foration of any canal or cavity in the body. Thus clau-sura uteri is a preternatural imperforation of the uterus; clausura tubarum Fallopianarum, a morbid imperforation of the Fallopian tubes, mentioned by Ruysch as one cause of infecundity.

Clava Rugosa

See Calamus aromati-cus.


The name of a suture. See Sutura.


(From clava, a club). See Gom-phoma.

Clava Tus

(From clavis, a nail). In botany it means shaped like a nail.

Clavi Siliginis

See Secale.


See Claviculus.


And Claves. In anatomy, the clavicles, (from clavis, a little key). So the collar bone is called, from its likeness to an ancient key, called also furcula, sometimes clidion; clavis.

Each clavicle resembles the Italian letter s: they bend forwards near the sternum, and backwards near the scapula. They arc more straight in women than in men. They are placed almost horizontally, between the sternum and acromion, and are connected to the sternum by the articulation called arthodia. At their extremities, next the sternum, is a ligament, which runs across to the other clavicle, and it is connected to the first rib likewise by a ligament. These bones, by keeping the scapulae in their proper situation, serve for the more free and easy motion of the arms. The clavicles in infants are perfect bones without any epiphyses.


Vel Clavicula. See Cir-ams.


Vel Clidion. The epithet of a pastil described by Galen and P. AEgineta; and it is the name also of an epithem, described by AEtius. Sometimes it is synonymous with claviculae.


(From Cleidomastoideus 2226 the clavicle, and the mastoideus muscle: so called from its origin and insertion). See Clinomastoideus.


(From Cleisagra 2228 the clavicle, and a pain ). See Arthritis.


See Claustrum.


(From Clema 2230 to break; so named from its frangility). A twig or tendril of a plant.


(From Clematis 2231 a tendril). See Atragene and Vinca pervinca.

Clematis recta. See Flammula Jovis.