spissitude

n.

c.1400, "density, thickness, compactness," from Latin spissitudo, from spissus "thick, dense, compact, close" (source of Italian spesso, Spanish espeso, Old French espes, French épais).


Nearby words

  1. spirulina,
  2. spiruroid,
  3. spiruroidea,
  4. spiry,
  5. spissatus,
  6. spit,
  7. spit and polish,
  8. spit curl,
  9. spit in the ocean,
  10. spit take

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper


Medicine definitions for spissitude

spissitude

[ spĭsĭ-tōōd′ ]

n.

The condition of a fluid thickened almost to a solid by inspissation.

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