Quittor meaning

kwĭtər
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.
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A foot disease of horses characterized by a pus-forming fistula on the coronet.
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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.
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A chronic abscess, or fistula of the coronet, in a horse's foot, resulting from inflammation of the tissues investing the coffin bone.
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Origin of quittor

  • Middle English quiture perhaps from Old French act of boiling from Latin coctūra boiling liquid from coctus past participle of coquere to cook pekw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English quiter, quitere, quitoure, quiture, quytur, whitour. Cognate with Low German kwater, kwader (“rottenness").

    From Wiktionary