(From an ancient cup shaped like a joint). A condyle. It is a protuberance in any of the joints, formed by the epiphysis of a bone. In the fingers it is called the knuckles. See Processus. In botany it signifies the joints of plants.
In Hippocrates it is an appellation of the cicuta; from turbo, a turning or whirling round; because it produces a vertigo in those who take it internally.
(From conficio,to make up). Comfits or sugar plums. Seeds or other substances incrusted with sugar. These, when impregnated with purging ingredients, are given to children who will not take the usual forms of medicines.
(From confero, to bring together ). In botany it means very numerous, and crowded together. See Athroos.
(From confirmo, to strengthen). Medicines which restore or confirm the strength of the body, or any part of it: or medicines which fasten the teeth in their sockets. See Tonica.
(From confluo, to ftow together). A term used by Paracelsus to express the agreement, conjunction, or confederation of the microcosm with the stars, or of a disease with remedies: in botany it means growing together in partial masses, so as to leave the intermediate parts quite bare; and in small pox, the running together of the pustules when crowded.
The same import. From confaedero, to agree together.
(From conformo, to shape, or fashion). Conformation. Some diseases are called morbi malae conformalionis, or organical diseases; that is, which depend upon the original ill conformation of the parts, or on the change of their structure from disease. These, if external, may admit of a chirurgi-cal cure; and proper exercise, regimen, and medicines, may sometimes contribute much to the relief even of those which are internal. See also Diaplasis.
(From conforto,to strengthen). See Cardiaca.
(From con and frico, to rub together). In pharmacy it is the reducing of any easily friable substance to powder by rubbing it with the hands; or the rubbing any soft and succulent vegetable with the hands to express the juice.
Lces,(from the same). Lascivious women, who induce a variety of chronic diseases from unnatural practices.
(From con/undo, to confuse). Bellini thinks that he has met with two fevers attending at the same time, beginning and ending together, but so confusedly as not to be distinguished. Bellini, however, in his distinctions, is too refined, and often himself confused.
(From the same) A disorder of the eyes, which happens when, upon a rupture of the internal membranes which include the humours, they are all confounded together. It is also a mental disease when the ideas are not clear and discriminated. Some authors have laboured under it during their whole lives.