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gleet

 (glēt)
n. Archaic
1. Inflammation of the urethra characterized by a mucopurulent discharge.
2. The discharge that is characteristic of this inflammation.

[Middle English glet, slime, from Old French glette, from Latin glittus, sticky.]

gleet′y adj.

gleet

(ɡliːt)
n
1. (Pathology) inflammation of the urethra with a slight discharge of thin pus and mucus: a stage of chronic gonorrhoea
2. (Pathology) the pus and mucus discharged
[C14: from Old French glette slime, from Latin glittus sticky]
ˈgleety adj

gleet

(glit)

n.
a. a thin, morbid discharge, as from a wound.
b. persistent or chronic gonorrhea.
[1300–50; Middle English glete < Middle French glete, Old French glette < Latin glittus sticky]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gleet - a thin morbid discharge as from a wound or especially chronic gonorrhea
sanies, suppuration, festering, ichor, purulence, pus - a fluid product of inflammation
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