or mal·lan·ders, mal·len·ders

[ 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

1400–50; late Middle English malaunder < Middle French malander < Latin malandria blister on a horse's neck; see -s3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for malanders


mallanders or mallenders

/ (ˈmæləndəz) /

pl n

(functioning as singular) a disease of horses characterized by an eczematous inflammation behind the knee

Word Origin for malanders

C15: via Old French from Latin malandria sore on the neck of a horse
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