navicular disease

noun

Medical Definition of navicular disease

: inflammation of the navicular bone and forefoot of the horse resulting in a shortened stride and persistent lameness and regarded as due to repeated bruising or strain especially in individuals exhibiting a hereditary predisposition

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“Navicular disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/navicular%20disease. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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