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spissitude

Word Origin and History for spissitude
spissitude
c.1400, "density, thickness, compactness," from L. spissitudo, from spissus "thick, dense, compact, close" (cf. It. spesso, Sp. espeso, O.Fr. espes, Fr. épais).
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spissitude in Medicine

spissitude spis·si·tude (spĭs'ĭ-tōōd', -tyōōd')
n.
The condition of a fluid thickened almost to a solid by inspissation.

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