Obsolete term for a chronic urethral discharge following gonorrhea. [M.E. glet, slime, fr. O.Fr. glette, fr. L. glittus, sticky]

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gleet 'glēt n a chronic inflammation (as gonorrhea) of a bodily orifice usu. accompanied by an abnormal discharge also the discharge itself
gleety adj, gleet·i·er; gleet·i·est

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a discharge of purulent mucus from the penis or vagina resulting from chronic gonorrhoea.

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(glēt) old popular term for a purulent urethral discharge, such as that seen in gonorrhea.

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  • Gleet — Gleet, v. i. 1. To flow in a thin, limpid humor; to ooze, as gleet. Wiseman. [1913 Webster] 2. To flow slowly, as water. Cheyne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gleet — Gleet, n. [OE. glette, glet, glat, mucus, pus, filth, OF. glete.] (Med.) A transparent mucous discharge from the membrane of the urethra, commonly an effect of gonorrhea. Hoblyn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gleet — /gleet/, n. 1. Pathol. a. a thin, morbid discharge, as from a wound. b. persistent or chronic gonorrhea. 2. Also called nasal gleet. Vet. Pathol. an inflammation of the nasal passages of a horse, producing a thick discharge. [1300 50; ME glete …   Universalium

  • Gleet — (engl.), Nachtripper …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • gleet — (n.) mid 14c., from O.Fr. glete clay, loam; slime, mud; filth (12c., Mod.Fr. glette), from L. glitem (nom. glis) sticky, glutinous ground, back formation from glittus sticky …   Etymology dictionary

  • gleet — [glēt] n. [ME glete < OFr < L glittus, sticky, akin to LL glus, GLUE: see CLAY] 1. Now Rare any abnormal discharge from the body of an animal or human 2. chronic inflammation of the urethra, as in gonorrhea, characterized by a mucous… …   English World dictionary

  • gleet — noun /ɡliːt/ A urethral discharge, especially as a symptom of gonorrhoea. , 1980, ‘There was this Estella, a real drab, being given syph and gon and gleet by Augustus John, and Tommy has her living with him in that place of his in Earl’s Court… …   Wiktionary

  • gleet — n. thin runny discharge secreted from some wounds; chronic gonorrhea; (in horses) nasal gleet, inflammation of the nasal passages which causes a thick discharge (Veterinary Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gleet — /glit/ (say gleet) noun 1. a thin, morbid discharge, as from a wound. 2. a persistent or chronic gonorrhoea. {Middle English glette, from Old French: slime, mucus, pus, foul matter} …  

  • gleet — noun Etymology: Middle English glet slimy or mucous matter, from Anglo French glette, from Latin glittus viscous; akin to Latin gluten glue more at clay Date: 14th century a chronic inflammation (as gonorrhea) of a bodily orifice usually… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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