follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

gleet

[gleet] /glit/
noun
1.
Pathology.
  1. a thin, morbid discharge, as from a wound.
  2. persistent or chronic gonorrhea.
2.
Also called nasal gleet. Veterinary Pathology. an inflammation of the nasal passages of a horse, producing a thick discharge.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English glete < Middle French glete, Old French glette < Latin glittus sticky
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for gleet

gleet

/ɡliːt/
noun
1.
inflammation of the urethra with a slight discharge of thin pus and mucus: a stage of chronic gonorrhoea
2.
the pus and mucus discharged
Derived Forms
gleety, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French glette slime, from Latin glittus sticky
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
gleet in Medicine

gleet (glēt)
n.

  1. Inflammation of the urethra resulting from chronic gonorrhea and characterized by a mucopurulent discharge.

  2. The discharge that is characteristic of this inflammation. Also called medorrhea.


gleet'y adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for gleet

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for gleet

6
8
Scrabble Words With Friends