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mallenders

[mal-uh n-derz]
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noun (used with a singular verb) Veterinary Pathology.
  1. malanders.
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malanders

or mal·lan·ders, mal·len·ders

[mal-uh n-derz]
noun (used with a singular verb) Veterinary Pathology.
  1. a dry, scabby or scurfy eruption or scratch behind the knee in a horse's foreleg.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for mallenders

mallenders

noun
  1. a less common spelling of malanders
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malanders

mallanders or mallenders

pl n
  1. (functioning as singular) a disease of horses characterized by an eczematous inflammation behind the knee
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Word Origin

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