Or Congelatici. ^Persons af-flicted with a catalepsis. See Catalepsis and conge-latus.
(From congelo, to freeze). Congelation, and coagulation. It is such a change produced by cold in a fluid body, that it becomes apparently, sometimes really solid. Water is rarified or expanded by congelation; but this depends on the sudden separation of the air. Iron, plaster of Paris, and many other substances, expand at the moment of congelation. Animal fats, and some oils, usually contract.
The calcareous stalactites produced in caverns from the drops of petrifying waters are called congelations.
(From congelo, to congeal). Medicines which inspissate and dry; or are employed to check discharges.
(From con and genus, of the same kind). When spoken of muscles, it imports those which concur in the same action.
Or Congrus, (from to devour; so called from its voracity). The conger eel. It is a large sea eel, often called the serpent. The flesh, when deprived of its rancid flavour by soaking in salt and water, resembles bad veal.
Congestion-, or collection. m congero, to gather into a heap). A swelling which gradually arises, and slowly ripens; in opposition to that defluxion which is quickly formed and terminated.
A gallon. This is a very ancient measure, and is generally said to have been equal to ten pints of wine, and nine of oil. The Athenian congius, or conchus, weighed nine pounds, and the Roman weighed ten, or contained ten Roman pints of wine. In the London and Edinburgh Dispensatories the gallon is only eight pints. See Chu.
A conglobate gland, (from conglobo, to gather into a ball). All the glands are either conglobate or conglomerate. A conglobate gland is a little smooth body, covered with a fine skin, by which it is separated from every other organ, only admitting an artery and a lymphatic, and affording a passage to a vein, or another to the same lymphatic. See Winslow's and Keil's Anatomy.
(From con-glomero, to heap up together ). A conglomerate gland is composed of many little glandular bodies, united in one common membrane. All their excretory ducts sometimes unite, through which the secreted fluid passes. Sometimes the ducts uniting form several ducts, which communicate with one another by anastomosing canals, as in the mammae. Others again have several ducts without any communication with each other; as the glandulae lacrymales et prostatae; and occasionally each gland hath its own excretory duct, through which it transmits its fluid to a common reservoir, as the kidneys. See Winslow's and Keil's Anatomy. See Gland and Secretion.
(From conglutino, to glue together). Healing medicines.
Lime, (from to whiten). When joined with it means lixivium, or ley of vegeta ble ashes; or wine impregnated with cones of fir; from a cone. Dioscorid. lib. v. c. xlviii.