Definition of Farcy

1. n. A contagious disease of horses, associated with painful ulcerating enlargements, esp. upon the head and limbs. It is of the same nature as glanders, and is often fatal. Called also farcin, and farcimen.



Definition of Farcy

1. Noun. A contagious disease of horses, resembling glanders. ¹

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Definition of Farcy

1. a disease of horses [n -CIES]

Medical Definition of Farcy

1. A contagious disease of horses, associated with painful ulcerating enlargements, especially. Upon the head and limbs. It is of the same nature as glanders, and is often fatal. Called also farcin, and farcimen. Farcy, although more common in horses, is communicable to other animals and to human beings. Farcy bud, a hard, prominent swelling occurrinng upon the cutaneous surface in farcy, due to the obstruction and inflammation of the lymphatic vessels, and followed by ulceration. Origin: F. Farcin; cf. L. Farciminum a disease of horses, fr. Farcire. See Farce. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Farcy

farcically
farcicalness
farcie
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farcilite
farcilites
farcin
farcing
farcings
farcins
farctate
farcy (current term)
fard
fardage
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farding-bag
farding-bags
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Literary usage of Farcy

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1. The Modern Horse Doctor: Containing Practical Observations on the Causes by George H. Dadd (1856)
"farcy. Authorities define farcy to be a disease of the lymphatic vessels, making its appearance in the form of circular swellings, termed farcy buds, ..."

2. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1882)
"A synonym of farcy. immediately pain along the course of the lymphatics, ... When these have subsided circumscribed swellings, known as farcy buds, ..."

3. Annual Report by Ohio State Board of Agriculture (1906)
"GLANDERS OR farcy. IN HORSES. 'Indicating counties with suspected horses -_ _ in quarantine. Glanders, or farcy, in Horses. О Indicating counties in ..."

4. The Diagnostics of internal medicine: A Clinical Treatise Upon the by Glentworth Reeve Butler (1909)
"GLANDERS (farcy) This is a disease of the horse, clue to the Bacillus mallei, ... It is localized either in the nose (glanders) or beneath the skin (farcy). ..."

5. Horses & Stables by Frederic Wellington Fitzwygram (1911)
"Intimate connection between Glanders and farcy. 519. Causes. 520. Propagation of Glanders and farcy by infection and contagion. 521. ..."

6. The Law of Horses: Including the Law of Innkeepers, Veterinary Surgeons, Etc by George Henry Hewitt Oliphant, Clement Elphinstone Lloyd (1882)
"Water farcy, confounded by name with the common "Water farcy. farcy, is a dropsical (r) affection of the skin, either of the chest or of the limbs generally ..."

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