Definition of sanies in English:

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sanies

Pronunciation: /ˈseɪnɪiːz/

noun

[mass noun] rare
A thin discharge from a wound or ulcer, containing serum, pus, and blood.
Example sentences
  • The whole hand was a mass of yellow pus, streaked with sanies.
  • Sanies is thinner than blood, unequally thick, glutinous, and coloured.
  • If the lesion breaks and the sanies flows into the bladder, let her drink goats' or asses' milk.

Origin

Mid 16th century: Latin.

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