It is a tall tree, growing in Malabar, and in the island of Ceylon: its fruit is shaped like an apple; the outer rind is thin and green; under it is a woody one, inclosing a viscid yellowish moist substance, of a sweetish acid taste, in which are long, flat, white seeds; it is turgid, with a gummy pellucid juice. This fruit is astringent whilst unripe; but when ripe, of a delicious taste. The bark of the tree strengthens the stomach, and relieves hypochondriac languors. Raii Hist. A species of sterculia, called tongchu, greatly resembles this plant, of which M. Correa has formed a new genus. Linnaean Transactions, vol. v.
Cowper's glands, from the discoverer. They are small, hemispherical, and compound. One of them is situated on each side of the urethra, without the corpus spongiosum and acceleratores muscles, between the bulb and prostate. Each has an excretory duct, through which a mucus is evacuated upon the internal surface of the urethra for its defence. Whether there be other glands belonging to this part, as some authors assert, is uncertain. In women we observe, before the hymen, an orifice on each side, from Cowper's glands, which lie upon each side of the perinaeum, and serve the same purpose as in the male. They are called also muscosae glandulae, and glandule vasculares.
Sec Ischiadicus morbus.
See Os innominatum.
(From coxa, the hip.). See Ischium, and Os innominatum.
See Fagara major.
A species of pediculus, which infests the axilla: and pudenda. They fix to the skin, and are with difficulty removed. They are, however, easily destroyed by slight mercurials, cither in an ointment or lotion.
A name in Jamaica for a kind of ulcer on the soles of the feet, with callous lips, so hard that it is difficult to cut them. The unguentum hydrar-gyri fortius is the best remedy.
In Hippocrates it is the branch of a fig-tree.
A moveable bed to lull children to sleep; and a case in which broken limbs are placed, whose arched top prevents inconvenience from the weight of the bed clothes.
And Crapula, (from the head, and to agitate). A disorder of the head, produced by excess both in eating and drinking. Indigestion.
(From the Arabic word caromb). A cab-iiage. See Brassica.
(See Cicuta.) In Hippocrates it signifies a decoction of cabbage, (from a cabbage).
Also called squilla crangon, and the prawn. It is a sea shell fish of a delicate flavour, affording a light and easily digestible food.