Coryphe 2415 The vertex or top of any thing. See Vertex.


(From Coryza 2416 the head, and to boil; because it is attended with an inflammatory defluxion from the nose). Sec Gravedo and Catarrhus.


The grains of kermes. See Chermes.


Medicines which take off pimples or other irregularities of the skin. They are usually saturnine or other metallic preparations, and often highly injurious. The celebrated wash of Gowland is a weak solution of corrosive sublimate. Antimonials taken internally are safe and useful.


A word, invented by Dolaeus, to express the sensitive soul.

Cosmiana Antidotus

The name of an antidote in Marcellus Empiricus.


Rythmus, a regular series. In Hippocrates it is the order and series of critical days.


(From Cossi 2418 a worm). Tubercles in the face, like the head of a worm. See Varus.


A malignant ulcer of the nose, mentioned by Paracelsus.

Costa Pulmonaria

And Costa Herba Panonica. See Hieracium Alpinum.

Costales Nervi

(From costa, a rib). See Dorsales.


Hyoidaeus, (from costa, a rib, and hy-oidaeus, belonging to the hyoidal bone). A muscle so named from its origin and insertion. See Corauohyoidaeus.


Costus arabicus Lin. Sp. Pi. 2, (from the Arabic term kasta). Also called costus Indicus, ama-rus dulcis Orientalis, tsianakua. Sweet and Bitter Costus.

It is a root brought from the East Indies; about the size of a finger, of a pale greyish colour outwardly, and yellow within. In Arabia a bitter and a sweet sort were formerly distinguished; and in commerce three kinds are occasionally found, derived cither from the amomum, the costus, or the alpinia of Linnaeus.

The root of costus is recommended as stomachic, diaphoretic, and diuretic; it impregnates the urine with a violet smell. On evaporating a decoction of this root, almost all its smell is dissipated; but a bitter extract is obtained nearly equalling two thirds of the root. The spirituous extract is but small in quantity. Raii Hist. Lewis's Materia Medica. See Zedoaria.

Costus corticosus. See Canella alba.

Costus hortorum minor. See Ageratum.

Costus nigra. See Cinara.


The socket of the hip bone. See Acetabulum.


A word coined by Paracelsus, implying a liquor into which all bodies, and even their elements, may be dissolved.


(Greek). The olive of the Greeks; the red sumach of the moderns.


(From Cotis 2419 the head). The back part of the head; sometimes the hollow of the neck.


See Sorbus.


See Cydonia.


See Bombax.

Cotti Vini

A name of some Italian wines rendered luscious by boiling the must of the poorer sorts.