[ sey-nee-eez ]
/ ˈseɪ niˌiz /
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noun Pathology.

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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British Dictionary definitions for sanies

/ (ˈseɪnɪˌiːz) /


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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Medical definitions for sanies

[ sānē-ēz′ ]

n. pl. sanies

A thin, fetid, blood-tinged fluid consisting of serum and pus discharged from a wound, an ulcer, or a fistula.
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