The white of the eve, (from Cyclopion 2533 to surround, and the eye). See Adnata.


A circle. See Buccae and Orbita.

Cyclus Metasyncriticus

It is a long protracted course of remedies, persisted in for restor-'ing health.


(From Cycnarion 2535 a swan). A collyrium mentioned by Galen and P. AEgineta, from its colour resembling that of a swan.


See Stannum.


A fermented liquor from the juice of apples. It runs so quickly into fermentation that much care is necessary to check the process, which would otherwise soon render it acid. When in a good state, it is a very-wholesome drink, though accused of producing rheumatism. Cyder drinkers are generally thin, but firm and muscular; certainly subject to rheumatism, and occasionally to gout; but, on the whole, healthy and long lived. The sweet cyders of Herefordshire are less wholesome than the strong, more pungent, cyder of Devonshire.

Cyder, when made early, of unripe fruit, is sharp and acrid; apparently able, without any suspicion of lead, to occasion the colica pictonum. The poison of this metal, however, often impregnates, from accident or design, this otherwise wholesome beverage.; and the most fatal colics and palsies are the consequence.


A small cyder made by infusing the mock in water, and afterwards pressing. It is weak, and must be drunk immediately. From pears it is called perkin, and is prepared in the same way.


(From cydoneum, a quince). A preparation of quinces with an addition of aromatics, described by P. AEgineta.

Cygnus Reginae

A collyrium described by AEtius.


(From Cylichne 2536 a cup). A small vessel or box for holding medicines; a galli-pot, or pillbox.


(From Cylindrus 2537 to roll round). The cylinder. A tube, equal in diameter from top to bottom. The fruits of plants are termed cylindrical, when they resemble a column. Martyn says, it is applied to stems, and some leaves, which are round, or rather without angles; but many times longer than they are thick. This, however, is more properly expressed by Columnar, because they are not of the same diameter from top to bottom. The term is applied to the calyx, to the style, and to the spike; as well as to masses of plaster. See Magdaleones.


(From Cyllos 2538 to make lame). In Hippocrates, it a kind of luxation bending outwards, and hollowed within. Such a defect in the tibia is called cyllosis, and the person to whom it belongs is called, by the Latins, varus or blaessus, and is opposed to valgus.


See Cyllos.


A. Cym 2539 faetus, (from to bring forth).

Cyme. It properly signifies a sprout or tender shoot, particularly of the cabbage. Linnaeus explains it to be an aggregate flower, composed of several florets, sitting on a receptacle, producing all the primary peduncles from the same point, but having the partial peduncles scattered or irregular; all fastigiate, or forming a flat surface at top. The cyme is either naked or with bracteae. Flowers disposed in a cyme are called cy-mose flowers: hence cymosae, the sixty-third of Lin-nxus's natural orders in Philosophia Botanica.