gleet

noun
\ ˈglēt How to pronounce gleet (audio) \

Definition of gleet

: a chronic inflammation (such as gonorrhea) of a bodily orifice usually accompanied by an abnormal discharge also : the discharge itself

First Known Use of gleet

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gleet

Middle English glet slimy or mucous matter, from Anglo-French glette, from Latin glittus viscous; akin to Latin gluten glue — more at clay

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“Gleet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gleet. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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gleet

noun
\ ˈglēt How to pronounce gleet (audio) \

Medical Definition of gleet

: a chronic inflammation (as gonorrhea) of a bodily orifice usually accompanied by an abnormal discharge also : the discharge itself

Other Words from gleet

gleety \ -​ē How to pronounce gleet (audio) \ adjective gleetier; gleetiest

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