gleet

noun
\ˈglēt \

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

noun
\ˈglēt \

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 \ \ adjective gleetier; gleetiest

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