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gleet

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noun
Pathology.
  1. a thin, morbid discharge, as from a wound.
  2. persistent or chronic gonorrhea.
Also called nasal gleet. Veterinary Pathology. an inflammation of the nasal passages of a horse, producing a thick discharge.
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Origin of gleet

1300–50; Middle English glete<Middle French glete,Old French glette<Latin glittus sticky
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British Dictionary definitions for gleet

gleet
/ (ɡliːt) /

noun
inflammation of the urethra with a slight discharge of thin pus and mucus: a stage of chronic gonorrhoea
the pus and mucus discharged

Derived forms of gleet

gleety, adjective

Word Origin for gleet

C14: from Old French glette slime, from Latin glittus sticky
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