(From Conchis 2339 a shell). Among the

Romans it is an entire bean wrapped up in its perfect capsule.

Conchylia Fossilia

(From the same). Fos-sile shells. They are ridiculously supposed to be lithontriptic, because other shells when calcined are of that nature.


See Coracoides processus.


(From concido, to decay). A decrease of bulk in the whole or any part of the body, or the subsiding of a tumour.


(From con and coagulo, to coagulate together). The confused concretion, or crystallization of different salts, first dissolved in the same fluid.


(From con and cremo, to burn together). See Calcinatio.


(From concresco, to grow together). In chemistry it is the condensation of any fluid substance into a more solid mass, importing the same as coagulation. In surgery it is the growing together of any parts which are separate in a natural state.


(From concurro, to meet together). See Syndroms.


(From condenso, to make thick). Condensation. It implies a contraction of the cutaneous pores by means of cooling, drying, or astringent medicines. It is also an inspissation of any fluid; condensantia medicamenta are such as authors have fancied possess a power of inspissating the fluids. Conder. See Olibanum.


To embalm; also conditura,and pollincio. Embalming is as ancient as the first record of the character of physician. See Genesis, ch. 1. v. 2. It is still practised, but not generally. On this subject see Pare Dionis's Surgical Operations; Gooch's Treatise on Wounds, p. 456; Greenhill's Art of Embalming; Bell's Surgery, p. 465.

Co Nditum

(From condio, to preserve). Preserves. They are made by steeping, or by boiling re-rent fruits in syrup or a solution of sugar. It is afterwards either kept moist in the syrup, or taken out and dried, that the sugar may candy upon it: this last is the most usual method. The art was formerly a branch of the apothecary's business, but now is wholly in the hands of confectioners.

The Latins and the latter Greeks meant by conditum a sort of acratomeli; that is, a wine impregnated with honey and aromatics. See Mulsum.


See Condimentum and Condio.

Conduc Tio

(From conduce, to draw along,) in Coelius Aurelianus it means a spasm or convulsion.


(From conduco, to guide). A Con-ductor is an instrument used in surgery for the direction of a knife when a sinus is laid open. It is also a name of the instrument called a gorget, which is used as a conductor in the operation of lithotomy.

Conduplica Tum Folium

(From con and duplicor, to be doubled). A term in foliation, signifying that the sides of the leaf, while in the bud, are doubled over each other at the midrib. It is used also in the sleep of plants in the same sense, when the leaves during the night fold together in the same manner.


DAE, (from Condyloi 2345 a joint, and forma, likeness). Apophyses. See Maxilla inferior.