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[kwit-er] /ˈkwɪt ər/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
purulent infection of horses and other hoofed animals, characterized by chronic inflammation of the lateral cartilage of the foot and formation of fistulas that open above the coronet, usually resulting in lameness.
Origin of quittor
1250-1300; Middle English quittere < Old French cuiture cooking < Latin coctūra, equivalent to coct(us) (past participle of coquere to cook1) + -ūra -ure Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for quittor


(vet science) infection of the cartilages on the side of a horse's foot, characterized by inflammation and the formation of pus
Word Origin
C13: perhaps from Old French cuiture a boiling, from Latin coctūra a cooking, from coquere to cook
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