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[sey-nee-uh s]
adjective Pathology.
  1. characterized by the discharge of sanies.
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Origin of sanious

First recorded in 1555–65; sani(es) + -ous
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Examples from the Web for sanious

Historical Examples of sanious

  • It has a discharge from the eyes, and a fetid, sanious discharge from the nose.

    Cattle and Their Diseases

    Robert Jennings

  • The skin assumes a macerated appearance, and is kept moist by the presence of a sanious discharge from the ulcerated surface.

  • These pustules break, discharging a thin, sanious fluid, leaving minute ulcers in their places.

  • It may be seen through the anterior nares, and may be attended with a sanious discharge from the nose.

  • Empima (empyema) is the hawking-up of sanies, with infection of the lung and a sanious habit.

    Gilbertus Anglicus

    Henry Ebenezer Handerson

sanious in Medicine


  1. Of or relating to sanies.
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