Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as pituitary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Consisting of, or resembling, pituite or mucus; full of mucus; discharging mucus.
  • adjective (Med.) typhoid fever; enteric fever.

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  • adjective Consisting of, or resembling, pituite or mucus.

Etymologies

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Latin pituitosus: compare French pituiteux.

Examples

  • Those die whom the fever does not leave, or when appearing to leave them it returns with an exacerbation; when they have thirst, but no desire of food, and there are watery discharges from the bowels; when the expectoration is green or livid, or pituitous and frothy; if all these occur they die, but if certain of these symptoms supervene, and others not, some patients die and some recover, after a long interval.

    The Book Of Prognostics

  • The men must necessarily be well braced and slender, and they must have the discharges downwards of the alimentary canal hard, and of difficult evacuation, while those upwards are more fluid, and rather bilious than pituitous.

    On Airs, Waters, And Places

  • Persons who are bilious in the stomach bear these changes worst, while those who are pituitous, upon the whole, bear the want of food best, so that they suffer the least from being restricted to one meal in the day, contrary to usage.

    On Regimen In Acute Diseases

  • Fortieth, dejections pituitous, white, rather frequent; sweated abundantly all over; had a complete crisis.

    Of The Epidemics

  • The leg was greatly swelled, and imbued with a pituitous humor ... and bent and drawn back.

    The Harvard Classics Volume 38 Scientific Papers (Physiology, Medicine, Surgery, Geology)

  • The leg was greatly swelled, and imbued with a pituitous humor … and bent and drawn back.

    The Journey to Flanders. 1569

  • 'Before I came away I sent poor Mrs. Williams into the country, very ill of a pituitous defluxion, which wastes her gradually away, and which her physician declares himself unable to stop.

    Life of Johnson

  • Tell them -- and this, experience attests -- that every man born under the sign of Saturn is melancholy and pituitous, taciturn and solitary, poor and vain; that that sluggish star predisposes to superstition and fraud, directs epilepsies and varices, hemorrhoids and leprosies; that it is, alas! the great purveyor to hospital and prison -- and the scientists will shrug their shoulders and laugh at you.

    Là-bas

  • 'Before I came away I sent poor Mrs. Williams into the country, very ill of a pituitous defluxion, which wastes her gradually away, and which her physician declares himself unable to stop.

    Life of Johnson, Volume 3 1776-1780

  • Leucophlegmaticl, a Per - fon troubled with a pituitous Dropfy, ©r a Dropfy that fcizes the whole Body.

    Glossographia Anglicana Nova: Or, A Dictionary, Interpreting Such Hard Words of Whatever ...

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