- a thin, often greenish, serous fluid that is discharged from ulcers, wounds, etc.
Origin of sanies
First recorded in 1555–65, sanies is from the Latin word saniēs
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Examples from the Web for sanies
Does the insect collect resin impaired by the weather, soiled by the sanies of rotten wood?Bramble-bees and Others
J. Henri Fabre
She collects all these fragments and mixes them with choice loam in the spots where the sanies abounds.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
Jean Henri Fabre
Every living creature has a humour, blood or sanies, the loss of which produces death.Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnus
Empima (empyema) is the hawking-up of sanies, with infection of the lung and a sanious habit.Gilbertus Anglicus
Henry Ebenezer Handerson
They want something different: a wounded, a dying grub; a corpse dissolving into sanies.The Life of the Fly
J. Henri Fabre
- pathol a thin greenish foul-smelling discharge from a wound, ulcer, etc, containing pus and blood
C16: from Latin, of obscure origin
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- A thin, fetid, blood-tinged fluid consisting of serum and pus discharged from a wound, an ulcer, or a fistula.
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