osselet

[ os-uh-lit ]
/ ˈɒs ə lɪt /
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noun Veterinary Pathology.

a hard nodule on the leg of a horse, especially one on the inner side of the knee or the outer side of the fetlock.

Nearby words

  1. osrd,
  2. oss,
  3. ossa,
  4. ossature,
  5. ossein,
  6. osseo-,
  7. osseocartilaginous,
  8. osseomucin,
  9. osseous,
  10. osseous ampulla

Origin of osselet

1680–90; < French: literally, little bone, Old French; see os1, -let

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Examples from the Web for osselet

  • The osselet is oval or oblong, some provided with a slightly salient point.

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