from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A thin, fetid, greenish fluid consisting of serum and pus discharged from a wound, ulcer, or fistula.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a thin mixture of pus and blood serum discharged from a wound; ichor

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A thin, serous fluid commonly discharged from ulcers or foul wounds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A thin greenish or reddish discharge from wounds or sores, less thick and white than laudable pus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a fluid product of inflammation


Latin saniēs.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin sanies (Wiktionary)



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  • Here's a fun one from the examples: “The following days, I made injections, into the depth and cavities of the ulcers, of Aegyptiacum dissolved sometimes in eau-de-vie, other times in wine, I applied compresses to the bottom of the sinuous tracks, to cleanse and dry the soft spongy flesh, and hollow leaden tents, that the sanies might always have.”
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    September 1, 2011

  • ...this is a gross one...

    December 28, 2006