fistulous withers

noun

plural in construction
: a deep-seated chronic inflammation of the withers of the horse in which bloody fluid is discharged

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fistulous withers was circa 1900

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“Fistulous withers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fistulous%20withers. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

fistulous withers

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: a deep-seated chronic inflammation of the withers of the horse that discharges seropurulent or bloody fluid through one or more openings and is probably associated with infection by bacteria of the genus Brucella (especially B. abortus)
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