osselet

[ os-uh-lit ]
/ ˈɒs ə lɪt /

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.

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Origin of osselet

1680–90; <French: literally, little bone, Old French; see os1, -let
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Example sentences from the Web for osselet

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

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