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laminitis

[lam-uh-nahy-tis]
noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for laminitis

Historical Examples of laminitis

  • The Vet says the horse has laminitis in his off fore foot, but it's all my eye.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, January 19, 1916

    Various

  • Fig. 116 illustrates this state of affairs after laminitis has existed for a week.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks

  • The prognosis in laminitis should, in our opinion, always be guarded.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks

  • This particular animal had laminitis restricted to the hind-feet.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks

  • The condition occurs, for instance, in bad attacks of laminitis.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks


British Dictionary definitions for laminitis

laminitis

noun
  1. inflammation of the laminated tissue structure to which the hoof is attached, esp in horses and cattleAlso called: founder
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Word Origin for laminitis

C19: from New Latin, from lamina + -itis
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laminitis in Medicine

laminitis

(lăm′ə-nītĭs)
n.
  1. Inflammation of a lamina.founder
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