Quittor
Quittor Quit"tor (kw[i^]t"t[~e]r), n. [Perhaps for quitture.] (Far.) A chronic abscess, or fistula of the coronet, in a horse's foot, resulting from inflammation of the tissues investing the coffin bone. [1913 Webster]

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  • quittor — [kwit′ər] n. [ME quiture < OFr cuiture, cooking < L coctura < pp. of coquere, to COOK] a foot disease of horses characterized by a pus forming fistula on the coronet …   English World dictionary

  • quittor — ˈkwid.ə(r), itə noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English quittere, quiture pus, quittor, probably from Old French quiture, cuiture act of boiling, act of cooking, from Latin coctura, from coctus (past participle of coquere to cook, boil) + ura ure… …   Useful english dictionary

  • quittor — noun Etymology: Middle English quiture pus, discharge, from Anglo French Date: 1703 a purulent inflammation of the feet especially of horses and donkeys …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quittor — /kwit euhr/, n. Vet. Pathol. purulent infection of horses and other hoofed animals, characterized by chronic inflammation of the lateral cartilage of the foot and formation of fistulas that open above the coronet, usually resulting in lameness.… …   Universalium

  • quittor — noun /ˈkwɪt.ə/ A chronic abscess, or fistula of the coronet, in a horses foot, resulting from inflammation of the tissues investing the coffin bone …   Wiktionary

  • quittor — quit·tor kwit ər n a purulent inflammation (as a necrobacillosis) of the feet esp. of horses and donkeys occurring chiefly in a cartilaginous form characterized by a chronic persistent inflammation of the lateral cartilage of the foot leading to… …   Medical dictionary

  • quittor — n. infection of the hoof (in horses and other hoofed animals) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • quittor — quit·tor …   English syllables

  • quittor — quit•tor [[t]ˈkwɪt ər[/t]] n. vet a purulent inflammation of the foot in horses and other hoofed animals resulting in lameness • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME quittere suppuration < OF cuiture burning, scalding, cooking < L coctūra=coct(us), ptp …   From formal English to slang

  • quittor — /ˈkwɪtə/ (say kwituh) noun Veterinary Science any of various infections of the hoof of horses and other solid hoofed animals, in which tissues degenerate and form a slough, possibly involving tendons and bone as well as skin. {Middle English,… …   Australian English dictionary

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