(From crispus,turned or curled). See Berberis.


(Quasi cerista, from Crista 2460 a horn; or carista, from the head; as being on the top of the head). Any thing which has the appearance of a crest or comb, as on the head of a cock. Tubercles near the anus and pudenda are so called on account of their form. The cause and cure are the same as of the condyloma. See Processus.

Crista galli. In anatomy, it is an eminence rising from the upper part of the os ethmoides, to which the beginning of the falciform process is attached. It is called crista galli, from its supposed resemblance to the comb of a cock. See Ethmoides os.

Crista pavonis. See Poinciana flore pulcher-rimo.

Crista pavonis coronillae folio. See Brasilium Lignum.

Cristae Clitoridis

See Nymphae.


(From crista, a cock's comb, crested,) is a term in botany, and means having a tuft upon the top.


See Crithmum.


(Greek.) Barley; and, from its similitude, a sort of tubercle on the eyelid is thus named; called also a stye; and by AEtius, grando. It is a hard scirrhous immoveable stian in the interior part of the eyelid, containing a pellucid body. When small it is seated on the edge of the eyelid, but when large it spreads further. When the stians do not suppurate, they become wens; and are apt to disappear and return. If there be inflammation, the white bread poultice may be applied to promote suppuration: if it is hard, a mixture of equal parts of hog's lard and quicksilver will destroy it. If the lower eyelid is affected, the tumour is more frequent on its inside: it may then be dissected; and a caustic should be applied on the skin just upon it, to make an external opening for it. See St. Yves on Disorders of the Eyes; also Hordeolum and Chalaza.


(From Crithmum 2462 to secrete; so named from its supposed virtues in promoting urine and the menses). Called also faeniculum marinum majus and minus, herba Sancti Petri, paspier, baticula, crithamum, crithmum marinum; sampire and samphire.

It grows wild on rocks, and in maritime places: the leaves resemble those of fennel, but the segments are thicker and shorter; to the taste they are warm and bitter, to the smell somewhat like smallage. They are aperient and diuretic; but chiefly used as a pickle.

Critica Signa

(From Critica Signa 2463 to judge). Those signs which are taken from the crisis of a disease, respecting recovery or death.

Crltici, (from the same). Critical fevers. Those which terminate with a lateritious sediment in the urine.

Critici dies, (from the same,) called internuncii. Critical days. See Crisis.

Crocide Confectio

The name of a con-fect commended by Nicolaus Myrepsus for the colic.