windgall

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noun wind·gall \ ˈwin(d)-ˌgȯl \

Definition of windgall

:a soft tumor or synovial swelling on a horse's leg in the region of the fetlock joint

First Known Use of windgall

circa 1534


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windgall

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noun wind·gall \ -ˌgȯl \

medical Definition of windgall

:a soft tumor or synovial swelling on a horse's leg in the region of the fetlock joint

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