(From the same). Itching. It sometimes signifies a dry ophthalmy.


See Cnesis.


(From Cnissoregmia 2269 a nidorous smell, and an eructation). A nidorous eructation.


(From Cnyma 2271 to scrape or grate). In Hippocrates it signifies a rasure, puncture, or vellication; also the same as cnesmos. See Cnesis.

Coaachira Indorum

See Indicum.


An epithet of a treatise of Hippocrates, called Coacae Praenotiones, from Cos, his birth-place.


(From coadunatos, united). In botany it means united together in some expressed manner, as coadunata folia, leaves joined together at the base.


(From coalesco, to grow together). Coalescence. The union or growing together of two bodies, or two parts which before were separate. Coalternaee Febres, (from con, and alternus, alternate). Fevers mentioned by Belini. He describes them as two fevers affecting the same patient, and the paroxysm of one approaching as that of the other subsides. It is a rare occurrence, but by no means imaginary.


(From coarcto, to straiten). Coarctation. A contraction of the diameters of the vessels. A coarctation of the pulse is a diminution of the capacity of the arteries, from the increased tone of the muscular coat.


(From the same). In botany it means pressed together very closely.


(From con, and articulatio). See Articulatio.


See Ben.




A small tree resembling the peach tree. It grows in Sumatra: the fruit quenches thirst, and the kernel affords an oil by expression, which is externally used against pains. Raii Hist.

Cobham Waters

These arise from a spring which lies a mile south from Church Cobham, about twenty-four miles from London. It is considered as one of the weaker saline purging waters. See Aquae Catharticae Amarae.


De Capello, (from cobra, the head, or covering; Spanish). A venomous serpent, which is also called serpens Indicus coronatus, vipera Indica vittata, vipera pileata. The Rattle snake. Crotatus hor-ridus Lin. Syst. Nat. (Gmelin) 1080. The part in use is a stone taken out of its head, whence its name of cobra; called pedro del cobra, and by mistake piedra di cobra: it is of an oval figure, plain on the outside, and gibbous on the other, of a brown colour, shining, with pores interspersed. It is said to be an antidote to the poison of venomous animals; but neither this quality nor the truth of its being a natural production is ascertained; for the Pierres de Cobras were discovered by Fontana to be artificial productions, and to consist only of calcined hartshorn.

Cobre Verd

See Bojobi.


See Epilepsia.


De Cipo. See Boitiapo.

Cocao America

See Cacao.

Cocca Baptica

See Chermes.

Cocca cnidia, or Gnidia, (from Cocca Baptica 2272 a berry).

See Cnidia grana.