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vives

[ vahyvz ]
/ vaɪvz /
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noun (used with a singular verb)Veterinary Pathology.

inflammation and swelling of the submaxillary gland in horses.

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Origin of vives

1515–25; earlier avives<Middle French <Spanish adibas<Arabic al-dhi’bah literally, the she-wolf
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