Definition of laminitis
: inflammation of the laminae especially in the hoof of a horse —called also founder
Recent Examples of laminitis from the Web
The 7-year-old dark bay horse owned by Calumet Farm has won the Brazilian version of the Triple Crown and survived a bout with laminitis in his 25-race career.
In Australia, Holly had developed laminitis, a painful, potentially crippling inflammation of the tissues that connect the hoof to the foot bone.
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Origin and Etymology of laminitis
First Known Use: 1843See Words from the same year
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