or mal·lan·ders, mal·len·ders
- a dry, scabby or scurfy eruption or scratch behind the knee in a horse's foreleg.
Origin of malanders
1400–50; late Middle English malaunder < Middle French malander < Latin malandria blister on a horse's neck; see -s3
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mallanders or mallenders
- (functioning as singular) a disease of horses characterized by an eczematous inflammation behind the knee
C15: via Old French from Latin malandria sore on the neck of a horse