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or mallanders, mallenders

[mal-uh n-derz] /ˈmæl ən dərz/
noun, (used with a singular verb) Veterinary Pathology.
a dry, scabby or scurfy eruption or scratch behind the knee in a horse's foreleg.
Compare sallenders.
Origin of malanders
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English malaunder < Middle French malander < Latin malandria blister on a horse's neck; see -s3 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for malanders


plural noun
(functioning as sing) a disease of horses characterized by an eczematous inflammation behind the knee
Word Origin
C15: via Old French from Latin malandria sore on the neck of a horse
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