Catoptric light, a light in which the rays are concentrated by reflectors into a beam visible at a distance.

(Ca*thol"i*cize) v. t. & i. To make or to become catholic or Roman Catholic.

(Cath"o*lic*ly) adv. In a catholic manner; generally; universally. Sir L. Cary.

(Cath"o*lic*ness), n. The quality of being catholic; universality; catholicity.

(Ca*thol"i*con) n. [Gr. neut. universal. See Catholic.] (Med.) A remedy for all diseases; a panacea.

(||Ca*thol"i*cos) n. [NL. See Catholic.] (Eccl.) The spiritual head of the Armenian church, who resides at Etchmiadzin, Russia, and has ecclesiastical jurisdiction over, and consecrates the holy oil for, the Armenians of Russia, Turkey, and Persia, including the Patriarchs of Constantinople, Jerusalem, and Sis.

The Patriarch of Constantinople is the civil head of the Armenians in Turkey.

(Cat`i*li*na"ri*an) a. [L. Catilinarius.] Pertaining to Catiline, the Roman conspirator; resembling Catiline's conspiracy.

(Cat"i*on) n. [Gr. downward + going, p. pr. of to go.] (Chem.) An electro-positive substance, which in electro-decomposition is evolved at the cathode; — opposed to anion. Faraday.

(Cat"kin) n. [Cat + - kin.] (Bot.) An ament; a species of inflorescence, consisting of a slender axis with many unisexual apetalous flowers along its sides, as in the willow and poplar, and (as to the staminate flowers) in the chestnut, oak, hickory, etc. — so called from its resemblance to a cat's tail. See Illust. of Ament.

(Cat"like`) a. Like a cat; stealthily; noiselessly.

(Cat"ling) n. [Cat + - ing.]

1. A little cat; a kitten. "Cat nor catling." Drummond.

2. Catgut; a catgut string. [R.] Shak.

3. (Surg.) A double-edged, sharp- pointed dismembering knife. [Spelt also catlin.] Crobb.

(Cat"lin*ite) n. [From George Catlin, an American traveler.] A red clay from the Upper Missouri region, used by the Indians for their pipes.

(Cat"nip` Cat"mint`) n. (Bot.) A well-know plant of the genus Nepeta somewhat like mint, having a string scent, and sometimes used in medicine. It is so called because cats have a peculiar fondness for it.

(Cat`o-ca*thar"tic) n. [Gr. down + serving to purge. See Cathartic.] (Med.) A remedy that purges by alvine discharges.

(Ca*to"ni*an) a. [L. Catonionus.] Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the stern old Roman, Cato the Censor; severe; inflexible.

Cat o' nine tails
(Cat" o' nine" tails`). See under Cat.

(Ca*top"ter Ca*top"tron) n. A reflecting optical glass or instrument; a mirror. [Obs.]

(Ca*top"tric Ca*top"tric*al) a. Catopter.]—> Of or pertaining to catoptrics; produced by reflection.

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