Medical Dictionary


noun pl but singular or pl in constr \ˈhēvz\

Medical Definition of HEAVES

:  chronic emphysema of the horse affecting the alveolae of the lungs and resulting in difficult expiration, heaving of the flanks, and a persistent cough—called also broken wind
:  a spell of retching or vomiting
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