Definition of Spavin

1. Noun. A swelling of the hock joint of a horse; resulting in lameness.

Generic synonyms: Animal Disease
Specialized synonyms: Blood Spavin, Bog Spavin, Bone Spavin

Definition of Spavin

1. n. A disease of horses characterized by a bony swelling developed on the hock as the result of inflammation of the bones; also, the swelling itself. The resulting lameness is due to the inflammation, and not the bony tumor as popularly supposed.

Definition of Spavin

1. Noun. A disease of horses characterized by a bony swelling developed on the hock as the result of inflammation of the bones. ¹

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Definition of Spavin

1. a disease of horses [n -S] : SPAVINED [adj]

Medical Definition of Spavin

1. A disease of horses characterised by a bony swelling developed on the hock as the result of inflammation of the bones; also, the swelling itself. The resulting lameness is due to the inflammation, and not the bony tumour as popularly supposed. Bog spavin, a soft swelling produced by distention of the capsular ligament of the hock; called also blood spavin. Bone spavin, spavin attended with exostosis; ordinary spavin. Origin: OE. Spaveyne, OF. Esparvain, F. Eparvin; akin to OF. Espervier a sparrow hawk, F. Epervier, fr. OHG. Sparwari (G. Sperber), fr. OHG. Sparo sparrow, because this disease makes the horse raise the infirm leg in the manner of a sparrow hawk or sparrow. See Sparrow. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spavin

spatules
spatulomancy
spatulæ
spatzle
spatzles
spaug
spaul
spauld
spaulder
spaulders
spaulds
spauls
spavie
spavies
spaviet
spavin (current term)
spavined
spavins
spaw
spawl
spawled
spawling
spawls
spawn
spawn point
spawn points
spawned
spawner
spawner-recruit model
spawners

Literary usage of Spavin

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1. Horses & Stables by Frederic Wellington Fitzwygram (1911)
"Formation of spavin. 603. Liability to spavin dependent on the conformation of ... Position of spavin. 605. Importance of spavin dependent on its position. ..."

2. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1898)
"Above everything else my attention has been directed to an elucidation of the pathology and treatment of spavin. To Professor Frohner I desire to express my ..."

3. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1893)
"PROFESSOR HOFFMANN of Stuttgart, in speaking of the pathology of spavin, says that deep ... He attributes the pain and lameness of spavin to deep-seated ..."

4. The Law of Horses: Including the Law of Innkeepers, Veterinary Surgeons, Etc by George Henry Hewitt Oliphant, Clement Elphinstone Lloyd (1882)
"A Splint, like a Bone-spavin (a], is an excrescence or Splint, ... Lameness is thus produced by each; by Bone- spavin nearly always, by a Splint sometimes. ..."

5. The Diseases of Animals: A Book of Brief and Popular Advice on the Care and by Nelson Slater Mayo (1920)
"BONE spavin A bone spavin is an inflammation of some of the bones forming the ... The high spavin is usually the more serious, as the joint affected is more ..."

6. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"spavin, a swelling near the joints of horses, producing lame- ness. (F.,-Teut. ... a spavin in the SPATULA, a broad-bladed knife for spreading plasters. ..."

7. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"spavin, a swelling near the joints of horses, producing lameness. (F. — Teut. ... я spavin in the leg of a horse ; ' Cot. The same as Span, ..."

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