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 coctūra 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").