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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A condition in horses in which lymph collects in the hock joint, causing a puffy swelling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See under Spavin.
  • n. a soft swelling produced by distention of the capsular ligament of the hock; -- called also blood spavin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In farriery, an encysted tumor on the inside of the hough of a horse, containing a gelatinous matter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. spavin caused by collection of fluids

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