noun[mass noun] rare
A thin discharge from a wound or ulcer, containing serum, pus, and blood.
- 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.
Mid 16th century: Latin.
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