(From cohol, antimony ). See Alcohol. Castellus says, that it is used in Avicenna to express collyria for the eyes, in fine powder.


(From Coilima 2297 the bowels). A sudden swelling of the belly from wind.


See Terra Japonica.


(From coeo, to cohabit). The act of ve-nery. See Venus.

Colatoria Lactea

See Fluor albus.


(From colo, to strain). A strainer of any kind.


(From the same). Any strained or filtered liquor. See Depuratio.


An American plant, commended in palsies and uterine disorders. Raii Hist..

Colcestrensis Aqua

Colchester water. This mineral water is of the bitter purging kind, similar to that at Epsom, but not so strong. See Aquae Minerales.


See Vitriolum.

Colcothar Sal

The salt obtained when the colcothar of vitriol is washed in water; it is also named fixed salt of vitriol. If borax is added to this salt, and the mixture exposed to the fire, it easily sublimes in the form of silver-coloured saline flowers, thus forming the sal sedativus Hombergii; already mentioned as the acid of borax (see Chemistry). Two ounces of this salt of vitriol, well calcined, must be dissolved in a quart of warm water; the same quantity of borax must be dissolved also in a quart of warm water: these solutions being mixed and tillered, the clear liquor must be evaporated in a glass alembic to dryness, then the dry mass must be sublimed. By mixing oil of vitriol with twice its weight of borax, the same sedative salt may be more easily obtained.


Or Colis, (from Coles 2298 a stalk). See


Coli Dextrum Ligamentum

Where the mesentery changes its name for that of mesocolon (near the extremity of the ileum) the particular lamina, which is turned to the right side, forms a small transverse fold, which is thus named.

Coli sinistrum, ligamentum. It is a contraction of the mesocolon, a little below the left kidney.


Os, (from cola,a strainer, and forma,likeness; so called from having many perforations). See Ethmoides os.


Called also nil; Indigo spuria; poly-gala Indica minor. Convolvulus nil Lin. Sp. Pi. 219. The name of an American plant, the juice of which, with a little honey, cures pustules in the mouth. Raii Hist.


(From Coliphium 2303 a limb, and strongly). Bompournickel. A sort of bread made of the flour and bran as it comes from the mill. It was made for wrestlers, and used by the Greeks, as more nourishing than bread. The Romans, for three hundred years, only made bread of this kind. In Norfolk and Westphalia, that sort of bread is now in use. Some of the most ancient nations called the bread thus made panis furfuracius; (see Aulus Gellius, lib. ii. cap. 9). Panis impurus; (see Hippocrates.) Athenaeus, lib. iii. calls it bread prepared of unsifted meal, syncomiston. Coelius Rhodiginus, lib. ix. c. 16. calls it panis ciba-rius, and panis gregarius; Terence, panis ater. The foundation of its nutritious quality we now understand, since the bran contains the gluten, which is of an animal nature.