osselet

[os-uh-lit]
noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. 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.

Origin of osselet

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

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

    The Ocean World:

    Louis Figuier