[ sey-nee-eez ]
/ ˈseɪ niˌiz /

noun Pathology.

a thin, often greenish, serous fluid that is discharged from ulcers, wounds, etc.

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. 2019

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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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Medicine 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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