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sanies

[sey-nee-eez]
noun Pathology.
  1. a thin, often greenish, serous fluid that is discharged from ulcers, wounds, etc.
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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

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • Every living creature has a humour, blood or sanies, the loss of which produces death.

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for sanies

sanies

noun
  1. pathol a thin greenish foul-smelling discharge from a wound, ulcer, etc, containing pus and blood
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin, of obscure origin
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sanies in Medicine

sanies

(sānē-ēz′)
n. pl. sanies
  1. A thin, fetid, blood-tinged fluid consisting of serum and pus discharged from a wound, an ulcer, or a fistula.
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