A coal; charcoal. C. ani- malis, animal charcoal; bone-black; it is used in pharmacy and in manufacturing chemistry largely as a decolorizing-agent and as a filter. C. animalis puri- ficatus, purified animal charcoal. C. ligni, wood- charcoal; an absorbent, disinfectant, and deodorizer, used in poulticing wounds and dressing ulcers. Given powdered, in capsules, it relieves gastric irritation.
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