Definition of "quittor" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • Infection of the cartilages on the side of a horse's foot, characterized by inflammation and the formation of pus (noun)

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Use "quittor" in a sentence
  • "When dealing with sinuous wounds of the foot, another favourite mode of applying dressings is by means of the syringe, and no better instrument for all cases can be found than that known as a quittor syringe (Fig. 56)."
  • "For convenience of consideration quittors may be divided into four classes, as suggested by Girard: (1) Cutaneous quittor, which is known also as simple quittor, skin quittor, and carbuncle of the coronet; (2) tendinous quittor; (3) subhorny quittor; and (4) cartilaginous quittor."
  • "In all probability it is the condition generally understood when the word 'quittor' is used by one practitioner to the other."