laminitis


lam·i·ni·tis

noun \ˌla-mə-ˈnī-təs\

Definition of LAMINITIS

:  inflammation of the laminae especially in the hoof of a horse —called also founder

Origin of LAMINITIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1843

lam·i·ni·tis

noun \ˌlam-ə-ˈnīt-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LAMINITIS

: inflammation of a lamina especially in the hoof of a horse, cow, or goat that is typically caused by excessive ingestion of a dietary substance (as carbohydrate)—called also founder

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