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quittor

[kwit-er]
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noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. purulent infection of horses and other hoofed animals, characterized by chronic inflammation of the lateral cartilage of the foot and formation of fistulas that open above the coronet, usually resulting in lameness.
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Origin of quittor

1250–1300; Middle English quittere < Old French cuiture cooking < Latin coctūra, equivalent to coct(us) (past participle of coquere to cook1) + -ūra -ure
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Examples from the Web for quittor

Historical Examples

  • It is the wound remaining after the slough which we may really regard as a quittor.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks

  • With the escape of the pus at the coronet the quittor is fully formed.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks

  • The origin of quittor is generally some injury to the hoof, such as a corn, a prick, or an inequality of tread.

  • Prior to the development of a quittor there is always swelling at the coronet, accompanied with heat and pain.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • We have already remarked that this is a point of interest to be remembered in connection with the operation for quittor.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks


British Dictionary definitions for quittor

quittor

noun
  1. vet science infection of the cartilages on the side of a horse's foot, characterized by inflammation and the formation of pus
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Word Origin

C13: perhaps from Old French cuiture a boiling, from Latin coctūra a cooking, from coquere to cook
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