Origin of sanies

First recorded in 1555–65, sanies is from the Latin word saniēs Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for sanies


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

Word Origin for sanies

C16: from Latin, of obscure origin
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sanies in Medicine


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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