sweeny

noun
swee·ny
variants: also sweeney \ˈswē-nē \ or swinney \ˈswin-ē \
plural sweenies also sweeneys or swinneys

Medical Definition of sweeny 

: an atrophy of the shoulder muscles of a horse broadly : any muscular atrophy of a horse

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