(From corrugo, to wrinkle). Volcherus Coiter first took notice of these muscles. The corrugator arises fleshy from the internal angular process of the os frontis, above the joining of the os nasi, and the nasal process of the maxillary bone; from thence it runs outwards, and a little upwards. It is inserted into the inner and inferior fleshy part of the occipito-frontalis muscle, where it joins with the orbicularis palpebrarum, and extends outwards as far as the middle of the superciliary ridge. When one of these muscles acts, it draws the eye brow of that side towards the other; and makes it project over the inner canthus of the eye: when both act, they pull down the skin of the forehead, and make it wrinkle, particularly between the eye brows. This muscle is called by Winslow musculus supercilii; by Douglas, frontalis varus musculus: and by Riolan, carnosa musculosa membrana.
(From a tuft of hair, and likeness; from its resemblance to hair). Sec Amianthus.
(From cortex, the bark). The cortical substance of the brain. See Cerebrum.
(From cortex, bark). In botany it means in a skin or rind.
See Sanicula mas.
Lusitanis Malabarica herba. It is a dwarf tree, with yellow flowers, and leaves resembling those of the peach tree. The bark of the tree, if wounded, distils a copious milky juice, which is much used in Malabar against alvine fluxes. Its genus is unknown. Raii Hist.
And Corycus, (from a ball, and contention). A small ball made of leather, and stuffed with bran, or sand, or other materials: it was suspended by a string about the height of the navel of the person who used it. When people were too fat, they took it in both hands and pushed it from them, and receding as it returned, they received it into their hands, and so continued the exercise. See Sphaeristica.
(From a helmet or hat). A natural order of plants resembling a hat or helmet.
(Greek). See Avellana.
Or Corymbe, (from the head). The ivy tree. So called because it grows into a large head on the top. See Hedera arborea.
(From corymbe, the ivy). A cluster of flowers or fruit standing on pedicles, which are so disposed as to form a sphere. In its proper acceptation it is a cluster of ivy berries. Linnaeus distinguishes by this name a species of inflorescence, in which the flowers grow in clusters, each upon a separate peduncle as on the siliquose plants in general.