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.
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- 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.
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- n. a fluid product of inflammation
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
Empima (empyema) is the hawking-up of sanies, with infection of the lung and a sanious habit.
Hence persons laboring under pneumonia or pleurisy are not necessarily empyemics, but when these diseases progress to such a point that blood and sanies are expectorated and the lung is infected, that is when the ulceration of the lungs fails to heal and corruption and infection occur, the disease becomes empima, and is with difficulty, or never cured.
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 a way out; and above them a large plaster of Diacalcitheos dissolved in wine.
I found him in a high fever, his eyes deep sunken, with a moribund and yellowish face, his tongue dry and parched, and the whole body much wasted and lean, the voice low as of a man very near death: and I found his thigh much inflamed, suppurating, and ulcerated, discharging a greenish and very offensive sanies.
The whole hand was a mass of yellow pus, streaked with sanies, large ulcers were burrowing into the fore-arm, while in the arm-pit was a big abscess.
Can the worm, constantly floundering in the sanies of a carcass, be itself in danger of inoculation by that whereon it grows fat?
In three or four days, an oozing sanies appears under the animal and soaks the sand to some distance.
This also reminds us of the so-called carbuncle flies, the lancet of whose mouth parts, contaminated with the sanies of corpses, produces such terrible accidents.
But this elegance does not last long: grown big and strong, the bumblebee fly's grub becomes soiled with sanies, turns a russety brown and crawls about in the guise of a hulking porcupine.