a foot disease of horses characterized by a pus-forming fistula on the coronet
Origin of quittorMiddle English quiture ; from Old French cuiture, cooking ; from Classical Latin coctura ; from past participle of coquere, to cook
An inflammation of the hoof cartilage of horses and other solid-hoofed animals, characterized by degeneration of hoof tissue, formation of a slough, and fistulous sores.
Origin of quittorMiddle English quiture, perhaps from Old French, act of boiling, from Latin coct&umacron;ra, boiling liquid, from coctus, past participle of coquere, to cook; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle English quiter, quitere, quitoure, quiture, quytur, whitour. Cognate with Low German kwater, kwader (“rottenness").