quittor

noun
quit·​tor | \ ˈkwi-tər How to pronounce quittor (audio) \

Definition of quittor

: a purulent inflammation of the feet especially of horses and donkeys

First Known Use of quittor

1703, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quittor

Middle English quiture pus, discharge, from Anglo-French

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“Quittor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quittor. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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quittor

noun
quit·​tor | \ ˈkwit-ər How to pronounce quittor (audio) \

Medical Definition of quittor

: a purulent inflammation of the cartilage of the lower leg and foot of horses

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