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spavin

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noun spav·in \ˈspa-vən\

Definition of spavin

  1. :  swelling; especially :  a bony enlargement of the hock of a horse associated with strain



Origin of spavin

Middle English spavayne, from Middle French espavin, alteration of Old French esparvains, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German sparo sparrow (likened to a lump)


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with spavin


Medical Dictionary

spavin

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noun spav·in \ˈspav-ən\

Medical Definition of spavin

  1. :  osteorarthritis of the hock of a horse

spavined \-ənd\play adjective



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