grease heel

noun
\ ˈgrēs-, ˈgrēz- How to pronounce grease heel (audio) \

Medical Definition of grease heel

: a chronic inflammation of the skin of the fetlocks and pasterns of horses marked by an excess of oily secretion, ulcerations, and in severe cases general swelling of the legs, nodular excrescences, and a foul-smelling discharge and usually affecting horses with thick coarse legs kept or worked under unsanitary conditions

called also greasy heel

— see grapes sense 1

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“Grease heel.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/grease%20heel. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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