noun Veterinary Pathology.
inflammation of sensitive laminae in the hoof of a horse, caused by stressful events, as trauma, infection, or parturition.
Origin of laminitis
From New Latin,
dating back to 1835–45;
see origin at lamina
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British Dictionary definitions for laminitis
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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Inflammation of a lamina.founder
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