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  • spissid = thick (fluid) — Oxford English Dictionary

    June 23, 2011

  • . . . numerous investigations have convinced me that the smallest streamlets, if devoid of proper membranous parietes, have, even in the glandular organs, a kind of boundary, furnished by a thick or more spissid substance than the blood.

    --E. Geddings, 1837, review and translation of Johannes Mueller on the secernent glands, American Journal of the Medical Sciences 19: 430

    July 10, 2011

  • This constant Distention of the uterine lacteals, proceeds from the great Quantity of spissid Chyle, or the Coarctation, Obstruction, and Compression of the Colatoria, whereby they retain too long their Contents.

    --Jean Astruc, 1743, A Treatise on all the Diseases Incident to women, p. 101

    July 10, 2011

  • The quotations below are the earliest and latest currently in Google Books; the earlier one antedates the OED's sole example, which is from 1782.

    July 10, 2011

  • Excellent review of the use of "spissid," mollusque.

    May 2, 2016

  • See spiss.

    November 11, 2018