- a thin, morbid discharge, as from a wound.
- persistent or chronic gonorrhea.
- Also called nasal gleet. Veterinary Pathology. an inflammation of the nasal passages of a horse, producing a thick discharge.
Origin of gleet
Examples from the Web for gleet
In gleet the discharges from the nostrils, as in ozena, are of a very light color.The Mule
This condition—chronic gonorrhea—is commonly known as "gleet."The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction
Winfield S. Hall
In gleet, &c., and in affections of the mucous membranes of the throat and fauces.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
She was aware of my disease, which by that time had become a gleet and did not inconvenience me in any way.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)
Gleet or obstinate milky discharge or oozing of from two to twelve years standing yielded painlessly and permanently to their use.Manhood Perfectly Restored
- inflammation of the urethra with a slight discharge of thin pus and mucus: a stage of chronic gonorrhoea
- the pus and mucus discharged
Word Origin and History for gleet
mid-14c., from Old French glete "clay, loam; slime, mud; filth" (12c., Modern French glette), from Latin glitem (nominative glis) "sticky, glutinous ground," back-formation from glittus "sticky."
- Inflammation of the urethra resulting from chronic gonorrhea and characterized by a mucopurulent discharge.
- The discharge that is characteristic of this inflammation.medorrhea