Medical Dictionary

grease heel

noun \ˈgrēs-, ˈgrēz-\

Medical Definition of grease heel

  1. :  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 1

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a brief usually trivial fact

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