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farcy

[ fahr-see ]
/ ˈfɑr si /
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noun, plural far·cies.Veterinary Pathology.

a form of glanders chiefly affecting the skin and superficial lymphatic vessels of horses and mules.

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Origin of farcy

1375–1425; late Middle English farsy(n) <Anglo-French, Middle French farcin<Late Latin farcīminum glandular disease (Latin farcī(re) to stuff + Late Latin -minum for Latin -men noun suffix)
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farcy
/ (ˈfɑːsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

vet science a form of glanders in which lymph vessels near the skin become thickened, with skin lesions and abscess-forming nodules, caused by a bacterium, Burkholderia mallei

Word Origin for farcy

C15: from Old French farcin, from Late Latin farcīminum glanders, from Latin farcīmen a sausage, from farcīre to stuff
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