laminitis

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noun lam·i·ni·tis \ˌla-mə-ˈnī-təs\

Definition of laminitis

  1. :  inflammation of the laminae especially in the hoof of a horse —called also founder

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Origin and Etymology of laminitis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1843


Medical Dictionary

laminitis

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noun lam·i·ni·tis \ˌlam-ə-ˈnīt-əs\

Medical Definition of laminitis

  1. :  inflammation of a lamina especially in the hoof of a horse, cow, or goat that is typically caused by excessive ingestion of a dietary substance (as carbohydrate)—called also founder


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