(From Crocinum 2464crocus, saffron). Oil of saffron. It is mentioned by Dioscorides as consisting of olive oil, myrrh, and a small quantity of saffron.


An epithet for certain troches in P. AEgineta, from the saffron they contain.


(From Crocodilion 2465 the crocodile; from its deceit, in consequence of its change of colour). See Carlina, Eryngium, Echinopus major.

Crocodilus Terres Tris

See Scincus. Crocomagma, and Ecmagma (from Crocodilus Terres Tris 2466 crocus, and thick oil). Dioscorides informs us, that it is prepared of the ungt. crocinum, and spices pressed and made into troches.


Or Cromyon; Crommyon 2468

Crommyon 2469 because it makes the eyes wink. An Onion. See Cepa.


(From Crommyoxyregmia 2470 an onion,

Crommyoxyregmia 2471 acid, and to break out). Acid and fetid eructations, resembling the taste of onions.


(From Crotaph 2473 to beat, from the pulsation always perceptible there). Seetempora.


(From Crotaphites 2474 the temple, or to beat, as the pulse). See Temporalis mus-culi.


Lum,i(from Crotaph 2476 the temples). A pain in the head near the temples.


(From Crotaphos 2477 to beat). See Cephalalgia.


According to Foesius, it signifies, in Hippocrates, the branchiae of the lungs expectorated; a name also of the seeds from whence the ol. ricini is taken. See Cataputia.

Croton benzo'e. See Benzoinum.

Croton cascarilla. See Thuris cortex.


(From Crotone 2478 the tick). A fungous excrescence on trees, produced by an insect like the tick; but applied to excrescences and fungous tumours on the periosteum.


This word is met with in Myrepsus, and is translated by defluxions, rheums: but Fuchsius thinks it should be read Crousmata 2479

Crucialia Ligamenta

(From crux, a cross). They rise from the inside of each condyle, and are attached to the femur. They give strength to the joint, and limit its motion.

Crucialis Incisio

(From the same). An in-cision in the form of a cross.

Crucialis gallii species. See Cruciata vulgaris.


(From crux, a cross). Cross wort, from its leaves being disposed in the form of a cross. The only species is the c. vulgaris, called valantia aparine Lin. Sp. Pi. 1491, also cruciata hirsuta, crucialis gallii species, gallium latifolium flore luteo, mug weed and Cross Wort.

The roots are slender and creeping, the branches hairy, about a foot high; at the joints of the stalk are placed four round pointed leaves that are hairy, and have foot stalks; the flowers are small and yellow, each followed by two small round black seeds. It grows in hedges and the sides of fields, and flowers in July. The I caves and tops are commended for promoting expectoration. Raii Hist.