Definitions of Gayle
1. Puerperal septicemia in sheep. 2. A skin lesion of the hand, one- half to one inch in diameter, of a grayish blue color surrounded by a reddish areola, accompanied by swelling of the hand and enlargement of the axillary glands; it occurs in those who have handled the bodies of sheep dead of gayle. The specific microorganism of g. has been called by Klein, Staphylococcus hoemorrhagicus.