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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.]
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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]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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]
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