Definition of grume in English:

grume

noun

Medicine
archaic
  • A blood clot.

    • ‘Three days afterwards we observed at the extremity of the artery, a grume which plugged up its orifice.’
    • ‘Out rushed a large quantity of grumes, mixed with fluid blood.’
    • ‘When this vessel was opened longitudinally, we observed that the grume was formed into a cone whose base was at the end of the divided artery.’
    • ‘The middle, or body, of the grume was somewhat redder than the extremities.’
    • ‘These often burst, discharging a grume in the parent cell.’
    blood, bloodiness
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Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin grumus ‘little heap’.

Pronunciation

grume

/ɡruːm/