from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Marshy; having the characteristics of a wetland.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of sloughs, miry.
- adj. Resembling, or of the nature of, a slough, or the dead matter which separates from living flesh.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of sloughs; miry.
- Of the nature of or resembling a slough, or the dead matter which separates from living tissue.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of soil) soft and watery
At five in the afternoon they all complained of fatigue, and we looked around us for a landing-place, where we might rest awhile, but we could find none, for every village which we saw after that hour was unfortunately situated behind large thick morasses and sloughy bogs, through which, after various provoking and tedious trials, we found it impossible to penetrate.
Cavity sloughy throughout and cæcum covered with dull grey lymph.
Even my friend, the respected driver of the Old Union Cambridge Coach to London, can remember, in his time, the coach being two days on the road, and occasionally being indebted to farmers for the loan of horses to drag the coach wheels out of their sloughy tracks.
The Swedish Reform Church was in a sloughy, weedy district, near a group of factories.
Gummatous ulcers are usually situated on the dorsum, are frequently multiple, and have sloughy, undermined edges; the surrounding parts, although indurated, are not so densely hard as in cancer; there is not necessarily any involvement of lymph glands.
And that element is very much the center to this tale of terrorism and sloughy bureaucracy.
"We found no evidence to recommend the routine use of larval therapy on sloughy leg ulcers to speed up healing or reduce bacterial load," Dumville and colleagues conclude.
For this study, Cullum and colleagues compared the clinical effectiveness of larval therapy (maggots) with a standard debridement technique (hydrogel) for sloughy or necrotic leg ulcers.
They recruited 267 patients who were about to be treated for at least one venous or mixed arterial and venous leg ulcer where at least 25 per cent of the tissue had died (become sloughy) and where the ankle brachial pressure index was 0.6 or more (the ratio of the leg blood pressure to the arm blood pressure).
"Larval therapy did not improve the rate of healing of sloughy or necrotic leg ulcers or reduce bacterial load compared with hydrogel but did significantly reduce the time to debridement and increase ulcer pain."