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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
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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
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Word Origin and History for gleet
n.

mid-14c., from Old French glete "clay, loam; slime, mud; filth" (12c., Modern French glette), from Latin glitem (nominative glis) "sticky, glutinous ground," back-formation from glittus "sticky."

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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.
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