bowed tendon

noun

: a suspensory ligament of a horse that has ruptured and shortened in healing, assuming a bowed appearance
also : the resulting condition of lameness

Word History

Etymology

bowed, past participle of bow entry 4

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“Bowed tendon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bowed%20tendon. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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