ringbone

noun ring·bone \ ˈriŋ-ˌbōn \

Definition of ringbone

: a bony outgrowth on or near the articulating surface of the pastern or coffin bone of a horse that typically results from injury and usually produces lameness

First Known Use of ringbone

14th century

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ringbone

noun ring·bone \ -ˌbōn \

medical Definition of ringbone

: a bony outgrowth on the phalangeal bones of a horse's foot that usually produces lameness; also : osteoarthritis of a horse's foot that produces such an outgrowth

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