[ lam-uh-nahy-tis ]
/ ˌlæm əˈnaɪ tɪs /

noun Veterinary Pathology.

inflammation of sensitive laminae in the hoof of a horse, caused by stressful events, as trauma, infection, or parturition.


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Origin of laminitis

From New Latin, dating back to 1835–45; see origin at lamina, -itis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for laminitis

/ (ˌlæmɪˈnaɪtɪs) /


inflammation of the laminated tissue structure to which the hoof is attached, esp in horses and cattleAlso called: founder

Word Origin for laminitis

C19: from New Latin, from lamina + -itis
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Medical definitions for laminitis

[ lăm′ə-nītĭs ]


Inflammation of a lamina.founder
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